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COVID-19 Status

Dear Friends,

As a volunteer organization supporting the Fresno County Public Library, we must first and foremost consider the safety and health of our volunteers and the communities we serve during the Covid-19 crisis. As the communities that we serve begin to open up, we will continue to follow guidance from the Library, Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health, and the Fresno County Public Health Department to ensure that the health and safety of our volunteers and communities is always a priority.

As you know, the Library has begun opening for restricted services in many areas. However, the buildings are still closed to the public, and all in-library programming for 2020 has been canceled (see FresnoLibrary.org for virtual programming available). Due to the uncertainty of the situation, there have been no further timelines set for when the services will be back to 100%. This means that most of the services provided by the Friends also are on hold indefinitely.

The Friends Book Shop is closed and will remain so until further notice.

Going forward, we will continue to work in close partnership with the Library and health experts to prepare for the time when we can begin serving our communities again. We will continue to update this page as developments warrant.

Thank you for your continued support and donations. We look forward to seeing you all and working together again soon.

Christopher Estep
President, Friends of the Fresno County Public Library

Book Donations

Due to the Covid-19 safety restrictions, we ask that you follow these steps for donating books.

  1. Libraries are currently not accepting donations. Please do not take books to drop off at library branches. If possible, please hold on to your books until we are able to accept donations. If you are not able to hold on to them, follow the next steps.
  2. If you wish to drop off a box of books, you may do so behind our book store at the Sunnyside Branch (Kings Canyon & Clovis). Leave the boxes on the concrete pad at the back door of the library, not in front of the library. Please call 559-492-6657 and leave a message to let us know that there are books to be taken inside by our book store staff.
  3. If you have multiple boxes of books, please fill out this form and we will contact you as soon as we can to make arrangements.

Click here and fill out the form

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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Since 1993

About The Friends

The Friends of the Fresno County Public Library was formed in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens to serve as a link between the Library and the community and to raise money for special projects.

In the 1990s, the Friends of the Library supported the passage of Measure B, a 1/8 cent sales tax for the purpose of Library operations. Since the passage of Measure B in 1998 and again in 2014, library usage has soared—circulation has doubled and participation in library programs for all ages has increased dramatically.

The Friends of the Library is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) and 170 (b)(1)(A)(6). Your membership and donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by state and federal law.

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Did you know?

Noble Credit Union, formerly Fresno County Federal Credit Union, is a Champion Business Partner with the Friends of the Fresno County Public Library.

That means our members are eligible to join the credit union! Read more here.