There are Many Ways to Support the Friends

 
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Membership Benefits

Members of the Friends of the Library are generous supporters of the library whether they are donors or volunteers, or both. Members of the Friends receive the following:

  • Membership card
  • A $5 FOL Bookstore credit coupon
  • 10% off purchases at FOL Bookstore
  • Periodic newsletter with highlights of branch Friends activities and a calendar of events
  • Invitations to and 10% or greater discount to all Friends of the Library events

Click here to become a member today!

Sponsorship Benefits

For sponsorship membership donations, individuals and corporate sponsors will receive the following:

$250 and above

  • Listing on FOL web site sponsor page
  • Mention in electronic communications
  • Opportunity to provide a coupon for members upon their renewal
  • Annual letter or report mention
  • Possibility for business social media mention to be shared on FOL social media channels
  • Priority option for sponsoring events

$500 and above

  • Event sponsorship advertising

$1000 and above

  • Logo on FOL web site on footer, visible on all pages

Click here to become a sponsor today!

 

Donations

The Friends of the Library provide funds for new and renovation of teen spaces in library facilities, special programming, and has raised over $600,000 toward a $1 million endowment for Library operations. The group also has been a significant contributor to both Measure B campaigns which provide operating funds for the library.

To make a gift to the Friends, send your tax deductible (to the extent allowed by law) donation to the address below, or click the DONATE TODAY! button to donate through secure PayPal online payment.

Friends of the Fresno County Public Library
P.O. Box 4523
Fresno, CA 93744-4523

 

Planned Giving

We invite you to consider supporting the Library you love into the future for the next generations. Through your will, you can choose to give a stated dollar amount, a specific property, a percentage of your estate, the remainder after distributions to other beneficiaries, or you can make your gift contingent on certain events.  It can be as simple as adding the following wording to your will:

I/we provide $_____ or _____% of our estate to the Friends of the Fresno County Public Library for the purpose of _____________.

Your stated wishes will be respectfully honored to the extent possible. If you would like to explore a gift through your will or estate, please contact the office at 559-486-0866.

 

Fundraising and Activities

The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located adjacent to the Sunnyside Regional Library, offers new and used books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs and more. Hours are 3rd Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours for all other Thursdays are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The bookstore is also open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Sunnyside Regional Library is located at 5568 E. Kings Canyon Road.

To donate books or other Library materials, deliver them to any branch and label them For F.O.L. Book Sale. Proceeds from book sales go to support the Library.

Brews and Vines in the Library is a new event . This event will feature wine and beer tasting along with hors d'oeuvres served among the stacks. Proceeds from this event will be deposited into the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund held by the Central Valley Community Foundation.

Dinner in the Library was an annual event held at the Central Library. This event featured literary themed tables with hosts who are experts in their subject. The dinner was elegantly prepared and served among the stacks. Proceeds from this event were deposited into the Friends of the Library Endowment held by the Central Valley Community Foundation. This event has been suspended after 25 years.

Evening in the Theatre is more of a Friend raiser than fundraiser. The Friends of the Library "buy out the house" at the Theater in order to mix and mingle with other Friends. Refreshments are included following the show. This is a great event for introducing your friends to the Friends of the Library!

 

Memorial Gifts and Tribute Gifts

Memorial gifts to the Friends are directed to the Friends' Endowment Fund. This fund is steadily growing due to reinvestment of earnings. When the fund reaches $1 million dollars, a portion of the annual earnings will be used for Library projects and operations.

Tribute or honorarium gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or "just because" are used for Friends operations and special projects.

To make a memorial or tribute gift to the Friends, send your tax deductible (to the extent allowed by law) donation to the address below, or click the DONATE TODAY! button for secure online donation.

Friends of the Fresno County Public Library
P.O. Box 4523
Fresno, CA 93744-4523