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.
April Best Used Book Sale
The Friends Best Used Book Sale returns on Friday, April from 3:00-7:00 pm. and Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Featured this time in the basement will be Games and Puzzles for all ages. A recent donation is the Franklin Mint “Collector’s Edition” of the popular “Monopoly” game. This set includes a lovely walnut board with a glass top and gold-plated houses and hotels, sturdy cards and a handy built-in banker’s drawer. This will be a gameboard for your family for years to come! We have lots of puzzles in many sizes and special games for children. Also, check out our collection of large-format “coffee-table books” on Art, Cooking, Culture, History and Sports at our always low prices. Newer Fiction and Non-fiction book are also available.
58th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair Featured Artist Has Been Selected
The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library are proud to announce that the Featured Artist for the 58th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair is Suzanne Kustner.
Suzanne holds a BA degree in Education with a minor in Art from California State University, Los Angeles, and has taught enameling at Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre since 1979. She also was an art consultant for the Duarte School District for 10 years.
She began her enameling career in 1970 and has taken classes and studied with many internationally known enamelists. Suzanne is a member of the National Enamelist Society and several regional guilds. She has won numerous awards for her work, including exhibiting in the prestigious National Silver Competition sponsored by the major silver companies in the United States. She participated in the celebrated 1993 ‘Year of the American Craftsman.’ Her enamels were displayed in the Fine Arts Building of the L.A. County Fair and she was chosen to be one of the demonstrating artists in the main hall.
Be A Friend
Being a Friend of the Library is a worthwhile experience. The Friends develop and support programs and projects benefiting everyone in the community. Members receive a monthly newsletter and, through volunteering, an opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people.
Whatever your interests and wherever your talents lie, you’re sure to find your niche as a Friend of the Sierra Madre Library. Preserve the community’s past and prepare it for the future.
Please consider volunteering for one of the Friends’ Committees or Fund Raising Events. Click here to fill out our online volunteer application today and let us know what your interests are. We will contact you in the near future.
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.”