We Always Need More Donations!

Donations of books, CDs, records and DVDs provide the basis of our twice-yearly sales and with a bigger and better sale in spring, we need more donations. You can leave up to one bag at the front desk any time during regular library hours.

If you have several bags or boxes, please bring them to the library basement between 12:30 – 4 p.m. on Mondays and 2 – 4 p.m. Saturdays, except on April 6 during the sale. Bring in some books and buy an FECL book bag!

Looking for a gift for a book lover? How about a Friends’ Bag! Only $10!

Friends of the LIbrary Book Bag 2018
A gorgeous canvas bag for $10.

It is great also for groceries!  Dimensions are 14 x 15 x 5″. All sales proceeds go to support the El Cerrito Library services  and programs. To pick one up, please go to Friends’ office in the Library’s basement at the back of the building Mondays (12:30 to 4pm) or Saturdays (2 to 4pm).

Friends Fund a Wide Range of Programs in the EC Library

Magic, meditation, college planning, authors and herbs among topics covered

During November,  Friends of the El Cerrito Library members will be receiving bright pink postcards reminding them to renew their memberships, and perhaps add a few extra dollars as well.

This request comes not long after the Friends’ big annual book sale at the end of September. So, you may be wondering, where does the money go?

The short answer is to support programs in the library.

Since June, the Friends have contributed $5,032 toward more than 20 programs covering a wide range of community interests, including:

  • Prize books for the kids’ summer reading program
  • A show about bees for children
  • Three magic shows, including one on Halloween
  • Green art workshops for adults and teens
  • A weekly meditation program
  • Programs on herbs and apothecary for adults
  • Two author appearances
  • A program for teens on affordable college
  • Bento box lunches for young people
  • A visit by the Bay Area Discovery Museum

We appreciate your support!