The Friends of the Palo Alto Library support Palo Alto’s libraries and its users through advocacy, volunteerism, contributions, and book sales. The Friends fund many vital library needs, such as expansion and renovation of the Children’s Library, new books, computers and printers, children’s summer reading programs, tutors for teens, and online resources.
Palo Alto’s libraries get more visits and check out more materials per capita than libraries in any other similar-sized California city. Since 1938, the Friends of the Palo Alto Library have worked hard to support the city’s busy libraries and devoted users. With 155 energetic volunteers contributing more than 23,800 hours annually, the Friends have raised well over a million dollars to improve Palo Alto libraries just in recent years.
The information above can be found on the official website of Friends of the Palo Alto Library. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.friendspaloaltolib.org