Participate in #GivingTuesday with Friends!

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Friends is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.  Started in 2012 with two non-profit organizations as a “giving” alternative to consumption-oriented Black Friday and Cyber Monday, last year the movement included more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries. How can you participate in #GivingTuesday with Friends? Help us […]

Meet Our New Board Member…

Annie Lee recently joined our Board of Directors, and was born and raised in San Francisco. As a child, she considered the Parkside Library her second home! She spent countless hours there, reading everything from picture books to encyclopedias to fashion magazines. Annie is excited to join Friends to ensure all youth in San Francisco […]

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 […]

The Mix at SFPL: Now Open!

Teens now have a dedicated space to make and learn with technology! Last month, the San Francisco Public Library unveiled The Mix at SFPL, a new learning space for teens. We are so proud to support this amazing new teen digital learning center and are excited to continue working with the Library to bridge the […]

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 […]

The Mix at SFPL: Grand Opening!

Please join us on Thursday, June 18 for the Grand Opening of the new teen digital center, The Mix at SFPL! Ribbon cutting begins at 11 a.m. with festivities throughout the day. The Mix at SFPL is an innovative, youth-designed, 21st century teen learning space that will provide 4,770-square feet of space and equipment for […]

Best Wishes to Executive Director Scott Staub

Friends wishes Executive Director Scott Staub well as he leaves to take a position as Chief Advancement Officer for the Parkinson’s Institute. His last day is May 8, 2015. Under his leadership, the Neighborhood Library Campaign came to a successful conclusion and Friends has also helped fund the exciting new project The Mix at SFPL […]

Spoke & Word Book Bike Hits the Streets!

We’re proud to announce the unveiling of Spoke & Word, a pedal-powered library made possible by an innovation grant by Friends!  The book bike is a combination electric pedal assist bicycle and trailer that will bring the resources of the San Francisco Public Library to the people. “The Book Bike will be a great tool […]

Beatnik Shindig in June

This should be a fantastic event.  Friends will be sponsoring and providing space for events. BJS.  Read here.

Poets 11 Branch Readings

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to Poets 11 2012! Now in its fourth year, Poets 11 is a citywide poetry contest and reading series that collects poems from every neighborhood in San Francisco. Join us and hear featured poetry readings at branch libraries in each of the City’s 11 districts.   Selected […]