The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries is a membership organization that supports our public libraries by:

·   Stimulating community awareness and use of our libraries

·   Creating public support for our libraries and the services they provide

·   Supporting legislation favorable to our libraries

·   Funding programs and materials not covered by library budgets

·   Sponsoring speakers and programs of interest for all ages


Here’s how you can help:

·  Join the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries PDF Version

·  Donate funds in addition to your membership

·  Donate new or used books

·  Volunteer

· NEW Sign up Online



Benefits of membership in the Friends:

·   Membership brings many rewards, including the knowledge and sense of fulfillment that comes with supporting an important and vital community resource -- our Costa Mesa public libraries

·   As a member of the Friends, your voice will be heard on library issues – and together our voices become louder as our membership grows

·   You receive The Binding, the quarterly newsletter of the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries (Members in the Patron and higher designations earn additional benefits)

·   Invitations to member events

·   Opportunities for joining others in volunteer involvement

Special Friends

Friends of the Library Officers

President - Bob Ooten

VP Membership - Donna Stapleton

VP Programs - Katie Crawford

Secretary - Judith Lamb

Treasurer -Branka Hubbard

Mesa Verde Bookstore manager - Bob Ooten

Dungan Bookstore manager - Mary Ellen Goddard

None - Purchaser

Scarlett Finney--Newsletter Editor and PR

Michele Jett - Mesa Verde Bookstore Liaison

Book Sale manager - Mary Ellen Goddard.

Volunteer Coordinator - Marylouise Awana

 Public relations chair - Scarlett Finey

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