Girl with BookThe Friends’ Bookstore is temporarily closed, and the May 9th patio book sale is cancelled. We also are not accepting donations at present. Please do not leave materials outside Central Library.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time. The Friends extend heartfelt wishes for your health and safety!



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’ Bookstore has moved to a new and larger space at Central Library. Located off the north lobby, the store is open six days a week. Search for treasures among the gently used books and media for sale. Your purchases help fund programs at all ten of Pasadena’s public libraries.

The store is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.

Members of The Friends enjoy discounted prices, so bring your membership card or join soon!

Child in a libraryBECOME INVOLVED

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.