Supporting Library Programs since 1980

Be a Part of What We Do

Supporting Library Programs to Develop Lifelong Readers

Be a Part of What We Do

Supporting Library Programs since 1980

Be a Part of What We Do

A Non-profit Organization Supporting Your Library Programs

The Friends of Los Gatos Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing funding for library enhancements and programs. We strive to bring the community together by providing free forums and special programs of general interest. The Friends encourage participation in making Los Gatos Library a place of enrichment for all. We raise money through grants, donations, and bookstore sales.

Our Story

1980: We established our first board.

1989: Our group focused on the need for a new library.

1991: We founded a new second board that filed our nonprofit incorporation papers.

1993: Our second committee had its initial board meeting.

2008: We employed Michael Edell of Netzel-Grigsby Associates, Inc. to help with our “Once in a Generation” capital campaign. Our team aimed to raise $2.1 million to pay for furniture, fixtures, and equipment in the new library.

2009-2010: We launched into the silent phase of our campaign to develop leadership and establish committees.

2011: Our team started the community phase of the campaign to accept and solicit gifts from the public

2013: We achieved our goal of raising a total of $2.1 million.

What We Do

At Friends of Los Gatos Library, we are a working board and we welcome new board members. If you’re interesting in joining an active group of people who care about the library and its services to our community, please contact us. 

We encourage everyone to help us make Los Gatos Library a place of enrichment and delight. To raise money for our cause, our team uses different ways, including:

Bookstore Sales

Donations

Grants

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Our Bookstore

All proceeds from our bookstore sales go to support your library. Since Los Gatos Library is not part of the Santa Clara County system, all of your donations are essential and greatly appreciated.

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