Book Donation Information Update

Any donation larger than 1 shopping bag or 1 box will be accepted at the rear entrance to the Library basement only at these times:

Mondays from 12noon- 4pm

Saturdays from 2pm-4pm


The Friends appreciates donations of books in good condition.

Books that are in questionable condition may be taken to the Recyling Center’s exchange zone, at 7501 Schmidt Lane, open until 4:45pm daily. 


Annual Public Meeting May 24th!

Please join the Board of Friends of the El Cerrito Library

on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30pm for annual meeting, featuring

 Interim El Cerrito Police Chief, Paul Keith

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What: Public Meeting of Friends of the El Cerrito Library and Board of Directors

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Time: Punch and cookies at 6:30p, Meeting and Presentation at 7:00

Where: El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton St



Support for a New Library

The City of El Cerrito agreed to back a Moeser Avenue location for a new library building! For details, see the Contra Costa Times article El Cerrito Endorses Library Site. Meanwhile, library supporters are preparing to publicize and promote the November 2016 construction bond measure so our plans for the new library can be realized.

Spring sale: Saturday, April 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at the front entrance to the library
Annual meeting: Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Captain Paul Keith, the Interim Police Chief, will be our guest speaker.