Photograph that looks through the open door of the Friends bookstore and welcomes library patrons to browse

About the Friends of the 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.

Donate! The Friends shed is now available for donations.

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. For hours and more information, Click Here

Mission Statement

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. For many years, the Friends have sold donated books and other media in four different ways:

  • At the Friends Bookstore, which is open 5 days a week (see hours below).
  • During special 1-day sales
  • During seasonal 3-day sales
  • From special carts set up in the library

Friends' Bookstore Hours & Location

Located in the Main Library, the store is open Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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.


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 PDF iconMembership Application.pdf and visit the Bookstore.

Names of members 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, we hope that you will join soon. The Friends gladly welcome new members.