Friends of the Library

Support your Library! Become a Friend.

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Friends of the Burbank Public Library is a volunteer non-profit organization that was incorporated on July 15, 1980. The group is vitally interested in promoting books and the library to the Burbank community.

The Friends' three major goals are:

  • Expanding public awareness of the library's services, facilities and needs;
  • Stimulating gifts of books, magazines, special collections, endowments and bequests;
  • Participating in fund-raising activities to lend support to the Library.

Some of the activities funded by the Friends include:

  • Children's year-round programming
  • Summer Reading Clubs for Children and Teens
  • Family Night at the Library
  • The annual Friends of the Library Amateur Photography Contest
  • Cultural and educational programs for adults

The Friends provide financial support and volunteer support to achieve their goals. The proceeds from their fundraising efforts help fund Library programming and purchase special equipment for the Library. The organization also functions as a conduit for tax-deductible gifts to the library, offering such continuing fundraisers as the Adopt-A-Book Program, the Friends' Video Rental Program, and the ongoing Friends' book sales.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (from September through June) at 6:30 P.M. in Burbank Central Library auditorium. A special combined November/December meeting is held the first Wednesday of December.

Please join the Friends! Your annual dues, donations of books and money, and memorial gifts are all tax deductible.

The Friends have a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of their events, meetings, and volunteer opportunities. If you would like their newsletter emailed to you, just send a request to

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