Be a Friend

Being a Friend of the Library is a worthwhile experience. Members receive a monthly newsletter and, through volunteering, an opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people.

Silent Auction of Collectible Books

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that the annual Silent Auction of Collectible Books will take place Friday, September 1 to Wednesday, September 20 inside the Sierra Madre Public Library. The 14 books may be viewed in the Display Case in the main room and will be available for closer inspection on Wednesday, September 6 from 7:00-7:45 p.m., Saturday, September 16 from 2:00-2:45 p.m., and Wednesday, September 20 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. when bidding will promptly close. Highest bidder will be the winner. If not present at the time, winners will be notified by telephone and have 10 days to collect the book. All proceeds will be used for Library programs, services, and acquisitions.

October Best Used Book Sale

MOVING SALE!! The Friends announce their HUGE Moving Sale on Friday, October 6 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We will be moving later in October to the temporary library building at 350 West Sierra Madre Blvd. and we have to reduce our inventory in order to make this move. 

The BASEMENT will feature all books HALF-PRICE on FRIDAY of the sale and a $5.00 BAG SALE on SATURDAY.All of our new, nearly new and collectible books will be in this sale. We’ll furnish the bags, come looking for great bargains!

What Your Support Means

As the old song says, “I get by with a little help from my friends”. It was 1953 when a few visionaries recognized that even a library needs a friend and so began the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library. From that modest beginning, we have grown to an organization of over 300 members whose bylaws state that “The purpose of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is to promote awareness of, support for, and utilization of the high quality programs, services, and facilities of the Sierra Madre Library as a lifelong center of learning.”

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