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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2016 Major Donors

Lorraine and Richard Anderson
Anonymous (1)
Anonymous (2)
Drs. Bradley Baum and Carla Lidner Baum
The Bourns Foundation
Chris Carpenter
Gary and Kathy Christmas
Christenson & De Good, CPAs
Irene Conable
Jennifer and Dr. Andrew Corr
Steve and Liz Cunnison
Judy Allen Eisenhauer and Jack Eisenhauer
William Ermert
Tom and Marcia Evans
Charlie and Virginia Field
Carol Fick in memory of Paul Fick
Judy and Bud Fish
Elaine Ford
Amy S. Harrison
Lucy and Frank Heyming
Jaguar Computer Systems
Cheryl Sautter-Konyn and John Konyn
Kountry Folks Homestyle Restaurant
Walter Lech
MaryAnne and Bob Lancaster
Jan and Bill Lewis
Paco Licea, RX Real Estate
Elizabeth Lossing and Bill Nicoletti
Ron and Marsha Loveridge
Gabrielle and Frank Mankin
Marcia and Mac McQuern
Michelle Ouellette
Ellen and Clarence Peterson Foundation
Barbara A. Purvis
Sue Rainey and John Collins
Riverside East Rotary Foundation, Inc.
Riverside Medical Clinic
Dr. Phyllis and Arnold Rowe
Charity and Matthew Schiller
Barbara and Doug Shackelton
Carole Stadelbacher
Teaman, Ramirez and Smith, Inc.
Wendel and Janis Tucker
Connie and John Wahlin
Ley Yeager/Ofelia Valdez-Yeager