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

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



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

Newsletter Editor and PR — Scarlett Finney

Mesa Verde Bookstore Liaison Michele —  Jett

Book Sale manager – Mary Ellen Goddard.

Volunteer Coordinator – Marylouise Awana

Public relations chair – Scarlett Finey