20th Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture: Christian Robinson

Join one of our favorite illustrators and a 2016 Library Laureate, Christian Robinson, for the 20th Anniversary of the Effie Lee Morris Lecture series. Christian Robinson will be speaking on the theme “You Are Here: Finding Yourself in Picture Books.” Among his other awards, Mr. Robinson is the recipient of a 2016 Caldecott honor and […]

Summer Stride – Kick Off Event This Saturday!

Coming up: fun, adventure, and amazing new worlds —all for free! Brace yourself for one of our favorite annual Library programs: Summer Stride: Read. Create. Explore. Summer Stride is SFPL’s all-ages summer learning program, funded in part by Friends. This is a particularly special Summer Stride because the Library is celebrating the National Park Service’s […]

CLA PR Excellence Award

Remember the iconic poster from our 50th Anniversary Big Book Sale? Say “hello” to the winner of the California Library Association’s PR Excellence Awards! The design won 1st place in the “print” category this year. Special shout-out goes to illustrator Wayne Shellabarger, the man behind the magic of our last few Big Book Sale ad […]

Help us win 25,000!

We’ve entered a submission to Wells Fargo’s “Small Business Contest” for our Readers Bookstore, and the top prize is $25,000! You can vote on our entry by clicking on this link; it only takes a few seconds, we promise. As a book selling operation, Friends has been working toward achieving double-digit growth with an aim […]