About the Friends


The Friends of the Fresno County Public Library was formed in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens to serve as a link between the Library and the community and to raise money for special projects.

In the 1990s, the Friends of the Library supported the passage of Measure B, a 1/8 cent sales tax for the purpose of Library operations. Since the passage of Measure B in 1998 and again in 2004, library usage has soared—circulation has doubled and participation in library programs for all ages has increased dramatically.

The Friends of the Library is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) and 170 (b)(1)(A)(6). Your membership and donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by state and federal law.


Board of Directors


  • Nancy Kast
  • Dan Dunklee
    Vice President Program
  • Lyn Peters
  • Joshua Tehee



  • Gary Cardaronella
  • Peggy Dunklee
  • Rose Huerta
  • Ray Gonzalez
  • Mark Kalchik
  • Terry Kuckenbaker
  • Thomas Nixon
  • Janice Romero-Nielsen