Friends of the Library

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

Since the library's genesis as a "free public reading room" in the 1890s, it has enjoyed the support of public-spirited community leaders. In 1950, that support crystallized with the formation of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, Inc. Today, more than 700 Friends help to maintain our library's role as a cornerstone of community life.

The Friends operate a very popular and well-stocked used Bookstore in the library. Donations of gently used books, videos/DVDs, and CDs are always welcome, and can be dropped off at the library during open hours at the Reference Desk or at the Library's back door, located off Fairview Avenue. Outdated, law, medical, and other textbooks are not accepted. The Bookstore welcomes new volunteers.

The Friends also present the Restoration Concert Series. For more than 20 years, the Restoration Concert Committee has brought world-class music to South Pasadena. The Sunday afternoon concerts, frequently featuring internationally-known and award-winning musicians, attract music lovers from throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond. For tickets and more information visit the Restoration Concert Series website.

To join The Friends or get involved, please visit the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library website.