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Friends of the Library Newport Beach Public Library

Friends of the Library Board


  • Amy Hunt, President
  • Pam Crook, 1st VP/Programs
  • Elena Yuasa, 2nd VP/Membership
  • Ita Vandenbroek - 3rd VP/Book Sales
  • Susan Caine, Treasurer
  • Catherine Wallach, Secretary
  • Pam Furry, Historian
  • Lynn Brown, Publicist
  • Wendy Frankel, Bookstore Manager
  • Paul Fliegelman, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Doug Coulter, Library Board Liaison

Friends of the Library Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month except for June and December at 9:30 a.m.

Friends of the Library Bookstore

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Happy New Year! 

We hope you have a year full of great, engaging, thought-provoking reads. We would like to take a moment to thank you all.
We raised ~$215,000 this year and it's all because of you!
  • Donors - Without your generosity we could not exist. You give us the most amazing, wonderful books! Thank you!
  • Our Customers - We appreciate your business which supports many library programs and the purchase of bestsellers and audiobooks. We've made friends with many of you and look forward to seeing you when you visit. Thank you!
  • Volunteers - Thank you for giving so generously of your time. Your many hours of hard work, your customer service, and your suggestions for improvement have made the store a better place to shop. Thank you!
  • Library Staff - You're always supportive and ready to help. We appreciate your friendliness and smile

Save the Date!

2018 Member Special!

Buy One Get One Free - First Tuesdays and Second Saturdays!

January 2 - first Tuesday
Februay 6 - first Tuesday
March 10 - second SATURDAY
April 3 - first Tuesday
May 1 - first Tuesday
June 9 - second SATURDAY
July 3 - first Tuesday
August 7 - first Tuesday
September 8 - second SATURDAY
October 2 - first Tuesday
November 6 - first Tuesday
December 8 - second SATURDAY

The Really Great, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale

Friday, May 4, 1pm - 4pm
Central Library - Members only

Paperbacks: 4 for $1 Hardbacks: 2 for $1

Saturday, May 5, 9am - 2pm
Central Library -Everyone Welcome

$2-A-BAG!  We supply the bags.
This is where you'll find the best book bargains around!  Visit the Central Library and take advantage of the incredible deals.  Don't forget . . . every time you donate or buy a book from the Friends . . . it helps the library!!!    

Founded in 1957 by a small group of volunteers, the Friends of the Library take pride in helping to maintain the excellence of the library system. The Friends Bookstore donates all of its revenue to the library to fund various needs and projects. Your continued patronage of the Friends Bookstore is vitally important and appreciated.


The Friends Bookstore
is located in the

Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, 
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-9667

Monday - Saturday
10:30-4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Other benefits of membership:

  • Shop on the first day of the Quarterly Book Sale for best selection.
  • A free lunch in June with a noted author as speaker.
  • Supporting the library and its fabulous programs

Become a member today!

Download and print the membership brochure application or pick up a membership application at the Friends Book Store in the Central Library.


Contact Friends of the Library at:

Donate Books!

Used book donations are always needed! Leave your used book donation at any branch library or at the Friends Bookstore in the Central Library.

Questions About Book Donations?