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 are looking forward to the April Best Used Book Sale to be held on Friday, April 1 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The sale will be held on the parking lot behind the Library at 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd. Masks are strongly recommended.

Featured this time will be everything CRAFTY! Look for books about quilting, drawing, painting and more. We even have an Alabama Chanin Sewing book with patterns for sale. Journals for writing or note-taking will be available also as well as some vintage books with beautiful illustrations suitable for art projects. There also will be a number of “Table Books” on Art, Cooking, Gardening, Contemporary Culture and volumes of newer fiction from $2.00-$12.00.

60th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair Update

The Friends Board of Directors and the Art Fair Committee have decided, after much consideration and discussion, that the 60th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday May 8, has been, unfortunately, CANCELLED.

We were hoping that this year would be different than the last two years but with still uncertainties about the Covid virus and its variants, and various and different County and City mandates, and also our need for volunteers for the Art Fair Committee and during the weekend, that it would be best to cancel the annual May fund-raising event.

We are truly heart-broken that we once again have to cancel the Art Fair and will miss our wonderful, talented and amazing artists and the many patrons that have attended and supported us in the past. We will certainly see you next year!

Dates for the 61st Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair are May 6-7, 2023 and we will let you know of those details as soon as they become available.

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.”

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