Since 1939, the Friends of the Lafayette Library have been working hard to provide funds for the Lafayette Library over and above what can be provided by the city, county and state. It was the Friends’ generous $1 million-plus donation, made from selling the gently used books they are known for, that kicked off the community campaign to make the new Lafayette Library and Learning Center a reality.
The Friends' first used book sale was held in a parking lot in 1967. Today, book sales are at the Friends Corner Book Shop at the corner of First Street and Golden Gate Way on the lower street level of the LLLC. Thanks to an all-volunteer staff and donated inventory that frequently includes sheet music, records, audiotapes and videotapes, expenses are kept to a minimum. Selling gently used books is an important fundraising vehicle for the Friends to support current Library needs and to save for future ones. For more information about the Friends, including "Sweet Thursday" author programs, annual bookmark contest and various other activities, go to http://www.friendsoflafayettelibrary.org or call 925-283-1967.
Friends of Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Hours of Operation*:
*Friends hours differ from the LLLC.