The mission of the Friends of the South Pasadena
Public Library, Inc.
is to serve the informational, educational,
recreational, and cultural needs of the patrons
of the Library and the community at large. The
Friends contribute their time, effort, and resources
and seek to
engage the widest possible community participation
in this effort.
our library's genesis as a "free public reading
room" in the 1890s,
it has enjoyed the support of public-spirited community
leaders. In 1950, that support crystallized with the
formation of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public
Library, Inc. Today, more than 700 Friends help to
maintain our library's role as a cornerstone of community
support and enhance library services in many ways.
As a member, you may choose to volunteer for:
The Friends Bookstore: staffing
Restoration Concerts: refreshments
event committees: planning, logistics
to contribute to the Technology Endowment Fund or
Book Endowment Fund, perpetual memorials whose income
is dedicated to the purchase
of high-quality books and materials not affordable
library's regular budget.