About

Founded in 1958, Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library is a group of volunteers working to raise funds for the support and enrichment of the Manhattan Beach Public Library within the structure of a non-profit organization.

WHAT DO THE FUNDS RAISED PROVIDE FOR THE LIBRARY?

  • Adult and children’s books and audiovisual materials (DVDs and CDs) to augment the collection, and provide additional copies of heavily requested materials, especially  best selling and popular books.
  • Supplies and equipment to augment the library’s allocated budgets.
  • Fund children’s and adult programs and events.

WHAT DO THE FUNDS RAISED PROVIDE FOR CHILDREN?

  • Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library funds children’s programs at the Manhattan Beach Public Library.
  • Craft material purchases for special projects including the Manhattan Beach Arts Festival are also made possible by your donations.
  • Annual Bookmark Contest Sponsor
  • Books for Summer Reading Programs in all Manhattan Beach public schools
  • Refreshments for child, teen, and adult programs including monthly book clubs.

HOW DO THE FRIENDS RAISE FUNDS FOR THESE PROJECTS?

  • Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library holds book sales throughout the year in the Manhattan Beach Public Library.
  • Items are continuously for sale in the Manhattan Beach Public Library on a number of designated shelves.

Membership dues:

$10.00 – individual
$15.00 – family
$30.00 – patrons

Lifetime memberships are available for $150.00.

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