Friends of the Riverside Public Library

WHAT are the Friends of the Library?
  • A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving and improving the city library system of Riverside, CA.
HOW do they help the Library?
  • By advocating for the library. The Friends raise public awareness of the importance of library services in our community.
  • By donating time and money to the Library. Ongoing book sales, membership dues, donations, grants, and community partnerships allow the Friends to give the Library significant funds every year to help pay for programs and materials. Friends’ volunteers also represent the Library at community events, sort and price books for the book sales, shelve Library materials, and assist with Library programs.
WHO can join?
  • Membership is open to all individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and institutions.
WHY should YOU join?
  • To be a part of a group effort to improve your community.
  • To meet people who share your interest in books, libraries, and a better Riverside.
  • To receive special invitations to FOL events and tours, as well as Library and community events.
WHEN would you be needed?
  • It all depends on how much time you have to give. You can choose from activities that require daily, weekly, or monthly time commitments. Among the roles and activities available are:
    • Serve as volunteer coordinator
    • Help plan events like the Annual Meeting
    • Volunteer at First Sundays
    • Shelve or mend books
    • Sort and ready donated books for sale
    • Serve as Friends of the Library webmaster

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2014 Major Donors:

John and Kathy Allavie
Richard and Lorraine Anderson
The Bourns Foundation
Molly and Chris Carpenter
Kathy and Gary Christmas
Jennifer and Andrew Corr
County of Riverside
Marcia and Tom Evans
Nick and Sandy Ferguson
Carol Fick in memory of Paul Fick
Fritts Ford
GAR Laboratories, Inc.
Merla and Barton Gaut
Janet and John Gless
Frank and Lucy Heyming
Georgia Hill
Lloyd and Barbara Holland
Jaguar Computer Systems
Cheryl Sautter-Konyn and John Konyn
MaryAnne and Bob Lancaster
Walter F. Lech
Bill and Jan Lewis
Ron and Marsha Loveridge
Gabrielle and Frank Mankin
Marcia and Mac McQuern
Donna Doty Michalka and Robert Michalka
Jonathan O'Connell of UBS Financial Services
Michelle Ouellette
Teri Parker of Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
Ellen and Clarence Peterson Foundation
Tena Petix
Virginia Phillips
Barbara A. Purvis
Raincross Exchange Club of Riverside
Susan J. Rainey
Riverside East Rotary Foundation
Phyllis and Arnold Rowe
Matthew and Charity Schiller
Barbara and Douglas Shackelton
Mary Ann and Richard Stalder
Stronghold Engineering
Kathy Wright and Dwight Tate
Teaman, Ramirez & Smith, Inc.
Connie and John Wahlin
Sally and Dean Wilson
Jacques S. Yeager, Sr.
Ley Yeager/Ofelia Valdez Yeager
Connie and Larry Zahn