The mission of The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library is to support the library’s programs, special services and cultural events. Priority is given to projects that instill the excitement of discovery and the love of reading in library patrons of all ages.
The Friends do make a difference…
Our organization helps fund critical library programs ranging from summer reading clubs for children and teens, to community-wide One City, One Story events.
Want to help? Become a member of The Friends by making an annual membership donation. Donate online or pick up The Friends’ membership brochure at Central Library or your local branch library.
Book sales are held on second Saturday of the month, rain or shine, from 9:00am to noon. Find us on the east patio, near our bookstore in the Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., in Pasadena. Our selection changes every month, so you’re always sure to find some amazing bargains! Prices range from 25-cents to $5.00 per book but most are priced at 50-cents for paperbacks and $2.00 for hardbacks.
Donations can be made anytime in the Book Donation receptacle at the Central Library, delivery area, northeast side of the building, adjacent to the Accessible Entrance. Donations are also accepted Monday through Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm at the bookstore at Central Library. We accept hardback and paperback books in good condition, commercially published media (CDs, VHS and DVDs), comic books and graphic novels, current textbooks (5 years old or newer), current complete encyclopedia sets (10 years old or newer), sheet music, art prints and posters (framed or unframed), audio books and computer software.