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.

December Best Used Book Sale

The Friends announce that the December Book Sale will be held on Friday, December 2 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. behind the Library at 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Featured in the basement will be a number of Holiday books and new gifts. We have wonderful “coffee-table” books on Art, Cooking, History and Contemporary Culture, all perfect for gift-giving as well. Look for newer Fiction and Non-Fiction best-sellers and many classic Children’s books on our shelves. 

Best Used Book Sale Silent Auction of Collectible Books

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be sponsoring a Silent Auction of unusual books and magazines which have been donated to the Book Sale committee. The auction will take place November 1-28 inside the Library. The books may be viewed in the display case in the main room and will be available for closer inspection on Saturday, November 5 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Monday, November 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Bidding sheets and rules will be available in a Friends notebook, accessible on the checkout counter. There will be 15 items for sale; each book or magazine set will be numbered and has a corresponding numbered bid sheet in the notebook. Bidders are asked to write their bids on the bid sheets with a contact phone number. Thirty minutes before the end of the auction on the last day, Monday, November 28, the bid sheets will be removed from the notebook and placed on a table in the library for last minute bids. The bidding will close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Winning bidders will be notified the next day and will then be able to pick up their purchases at the library within the next 10 days.

There is a wide variety of books and a magazine set which will be on sale during this auction.

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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