Maker & Moss Gives Back

We love local businesses! And we love when local businesses support the San Francisco Public Library! Join Maker & Moss on Saturday, July 23rd for their annual “Giving Back Upholstery Event.” Champagne, shopping & library love! Maker & Moss will be donating 5% of their upholstery sales through the month of July and will be DOUBLING their […]

Welcome, Marie Ciepiela!

We are pleased to announce the selection of Marie Ciepiela as our new Executive Director! The selection was made after a thorough national search and selection process, during which Marie served as Interim Executive Director of Friends. “A world class library needs a world class organization to support and advocate on its behalf,” reports Luis Herrera, City […]

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 […]

Welcome Mario and Lisa!

Exciting times at Friends abound – we’re welcoming two new staff members to the family! We are pleased to announce Mario Lemos as our new Manager of Membership and Development Services and Lisa Perry as our Online and Specialty Sales Assistant. Mario Lemos has worked for over ten years at San Francisco non-profits including the Yerba Buena Center for the […]

2016 Library Laureates: Amazing Auction Items!

A luxury suite to watch the San Francisco Giants! Tickets to the Golden State Warriors! A weekend get-a-way in Tomales Bay! Lunch with Robert Mailer Anderson & Willie L. Brown, Jr.! These are just a few of the fantastic ‪‎2016 Library Laureates auction items that we have on deck and guess what? Due to an […]

New Interim Executive Director: Welcome, Marie!

We’re happy to introduce Marie Ciepiela, our new Interim Executive Director. Marie is a life-long social sector leader in community change and advocacy. For over 20 years, she has worked exclusively in nonprofit agencies dedicated to education, youth, and families, and foremost, to expanding access, inclusion, and equity for all people to gain the qualities […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Last year was a busy one for Friends: Over 61 book sales, 1,374 volunteers, 52 weekly Thursdays at Readers poetry readings and over $1.7 million dollars of support given to the San Francisco Public Library. Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, community partners and supporters for contributing to a […]

This Weekend: OPEN HOUSE!

Join us this Saturday, November 14th for our Donation Center Open House party. Come tour the new space and enjoy pizza & drink specials on us! What: Donation Center Open House Where: 1630 17th Street When: Saturday, November 14 2015, 2 – 4 p.m. What’s our Donation Center all about? Our Donation Center accepts your […]

Coming Up: Readers Bookstore Member Sales

 We recommend getting your holiday shopping done at Readers Bookstores this season because we have some great member sales coming up: Thanksgiving Sale: 35% off November 21st – 29th (please note that both stores closed 26th and 27th) December Holiday Sale: items are 20% off all month long! Our Readers Bookstores have something for everyone: […]

Mixer at The Mix

On Monday, November 16th, celebrate the launch of San Francisco Public Library’s new teen digital media center, The Mix at SFPL, with cocktails and bites and learn how you can get involved with programming that directly impacts San Francisco’s youth. The Mix at SFPL is a new center where teens ages 13-18 can explore books, […]