Protect the future of our library by making a donation. Government funding pays only a portion of the Library's operating expenses. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help keep our books, programs, and resources FREE for everyone.
There are many ways to support FPL, you can join the Friends of the Fullerton Public Library or shop at their bookstore, give to the Fullerton Library Foundation, or donate directly to FPL.
FPL Support Groups
Give generously to your library to enhance this vital community service that has made Fullerton a better place for one hundred years.
Friends of Fullerton Public Library
The Friends of the Fullerton Public Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to the continued well-being and enrichment of FPL. The Friends primarily raise funds from three sources: 1) book sales throughout the year; 2) Friends memberships: 3) Friends Bookstore.
The mission of the Friends is to support the Library, its services and programs by advocating for public support and use of the Library, by generating current and long-term funding and by developing volunteer involvement.
Back in 1961, a group of ladies from the Fullerton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) gathered used books and house plants to sell for the benefit of the library. Shortly after handing over their first check, they met with then-Library Director Harry Rowe to officially form the Friends of the Library, the Library’s original support organization. Over 50 years later, the Friends are still making things happen at the Fullerton Public Library.
The very active Board of the Friends sets the standard for other adult volunteers by maintaining a close working relationship with the Library Director and the Division Managers. Through the years the Friends have raised funds through membership dues and book sales. But for some time now the Friends have been selling donated books and other media in four different ways:
At the Friends Bookstore, which is open 6 days a week.
During 1 day and 3 day sales.
Online though their Amazon shop.
From special carts set up in the library
Friend's Bookstore Hours & Location
Closed Until Further Notice
Located in the Main Library (see map below), the store is open six days a week, Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Support the friends when you shop at Amazon.com
Go to our Ostrich Amazon store to find a number of books from all different eras and genres. All proceeds go to the Fullerton Friends of the Library.
The Friend's are always looking for people to volunteer in the bookstore, or help with online sales, sorting/pricing, and at special events. To join, please print and complete the volunteer applicationand return it to the Friends Bookstore.
Donations to the Friends are greatly appreciated. We accept books (hardcover or paperback), audiobooks, magazines, vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs .
Book donations are accepted at the donation bin at the Southwest corner of the library (see map above). Currently closed.
Cash or check donations can be dropped off at the Bookstore. Please make checks out to The Friends of the Fullerton Public Library or FFPL.
Membership in the Friends of the Fullerton Public Library is open to all.
Everyone who applies is entitled to the privileges that membership entails.
To apply, please print this form and bring to Bookstore.
Names are placed on the Friends mailing list to receive notices of special programs sponsored by the Friends. Membership in the Friends includes early admission to the used book sales, as well as access to other events. Since community membership is vital to the group it is hoped that you will join soon. The Friends welcome new members.
Fullerton Library Foundation
The mission of the Fullerton Public Library Foundation is to enrich the quality of life of the people of Fullerton by raising funds for the enhancement of the library. These funds shall be in supplement to, but not in place of, those provided by the City of Fullerton. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of community volunteers.
Support the Library When Shopping At Ralphs
Even if you recently registered, Ralphs requires you to re-enroll after September 1st. Every time you shop at Ralphs and scan your Ralphs REWARDS card, FPL will earn part of your shopping dollars: you just need your Ralphs REWARDS Card Number and our Organization ID. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-660-9003 to get your REWARDS card number.
FPL’s ID is 91889.
Teen and Adult Volunteer Opportunities at Fullerton Public Library
The Fullerton Public Library would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering. Your support as a volunteer will enhance library programs and services, making it possible for us to achieve more than we could with paid staff alone.
The Fullerton Public Library accepts all applications but unfortunately cannot accommodate all volunteers due to the high volume of applicants and the limited number of opportunities available. We will retain your application on file for one year.
We are sorry but we are unable to accommodate any last minute requests for volunteers. The library also does not accept any court ordered or probationary volunteers.
For other volunteer opportunities you may contact:
ASAP volunteers typically shelve books and DVDs, clean materials, and perform other similar tasks. Prospective volunteers 16 years and older will need to fill out forms and attend orientation prior to starting ASAP. All volunteers 16 years old and older will also be required to get fingerprinted and clear a background check. This process may take several weeks to complete.