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Friends of the Library Recruiting New Board Members

Post Date:10/11/2019 1:21 PM

The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library are recruiting for new board members. The Friends are an important part of the Library's success. Their efforts and advocacy support collections, public programs, Summer Reading Program and much, much more.

If you or someone you know are interested in a volunteer opportunity that would allow you to support the library while working with great, like-minded people please contact Laura Kieffer of the Nominating Committee at or 323-578-4203.

The mission of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library is to serve the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the patrons of the Library and the community at large.

In 2018 the Friends provided more than $40,000 in support of Library materials, programs and services. This includes performers for the Eclectic Music Festival, Arts Crawl, and Summer Reading Program; online resources like Mango Languages,, and; and many ebooks, books, CDs, and DVDs. More than $12,000 was contributed to the Summer Reading Program, which engaged 2,000 readers. 

The Friends also operate a very successful used bookstore that is staffed by more than 185 volunteers who donated more than 9,450 hours in 2018.

Also under the Friends umbrella, the Restoration Concert Series has presented 8 world-class concerts in the historic Library Community Room every year for the past 23 years.




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