About Us

Through membership dues and book sales, we raise funds for the El Cerrito Library to purchase library books, magazines and other library materials. Additionally, Friends provides matching grants for special collections and helps support the library’s cultural and educational programs for children and adults.

Your membership directly supports the Library. Please join Friends of the El Cerrito Library today. For details, please go to the Join Us page. If you have any questions, please contact us.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Tax ID is ID 94-2533374. 

To ensure that Friends of the El Cerrito Library receives the respect and trust of the general public, and that donor and prospective donors will have confidence in the Friends group and causes the Friends supports, we recognize all donors have these rights listed in this AFP’s’ Donor Bill of Rights

Current board members: 
Jon Bashor
Michael Fischer
Heidi Goldstein
Ann Goolsby
Bonnie MacKenzie
Grace MacNeill
Al Miller
Lawrence Mullenburg
Tom Panas
Amy Rogers
Emily Somberg
Pat Trumbull

Since October 2018, the Friends have contributed $2,300 to support library programs for children, teens and adults. Some of the recent popular programs, which are open to everyone at no charge, included:

  • Halloween magic show
  • Weekly Meditation group
  • Chinese brush painting
  • Afro/Latin drumming
  • Author talks
  • Various craft programs

Thank you for your support!

El Cerrito Library - April 2008
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