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Join the Friends of the Encinitas Library and enhance the quality of reading, culture and educational opportunities for our entire community.


The Friends…..

--Spearheaded the drive for over 15 years to get a bigger, better Encinitas Library.

--Before the opening of the new Library in February 2008, donated over $92,000, which when matched by the San Diego County Library system brought in $184,000 in funds for books, magazines, newspapers, CD’s, DVD’s and audiobooks.

--Established the Friends of the Encinitas Library Endowment, which grew to more than $158,000 by 2014.
--Spearheaded the fund-raising effort that resulted in the purchase of a $130,000 automated check-in system. 
--Spearheaded the fund-raising effort for a grand piano for the Community Room. 
--Has donated annually for the purchase of library materials, which is matched by the SD County Board of Supervisors.... $33,000 in 2014.

--Has donated $30,000 annually for additional free programs for children, teens and adults.

--Set up and operates the Friends Bookstore seven days a week, which provides inexpensive books, CD’s, DVD’s and audiobooks to the reading public.

--Sponsors and organizes the 1st Sunday Concert series.

--Funded an increase for books in Spanish.

--Through a targeted donation, purchased furniture and a shade sail for the Children’s Patio.

--Secured National Endowment for the Arts grants, then created and managed local Big Reads celebrations.