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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.

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Lisa WingateWe invite you, our members, to our Annual Meeting and Luncheon, where we will vote for and install our new board, as well as share frivolity, food, and friendship.

When: Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Central Library-Friends' Room
Guest Speaker & Best Selling AuthorLisa Wingate
Reservations: email Pam at or call 949-642-8058

There is no charge for lunch, but reservations must be made by Friday, June 8, and current Friends of the Library Membership are A MUST. Seating is limited.


Tuesday,June 4

We are giving everyone who voted a 20% discount on Tuesday. We believe an engaged electorate is essential and want to reward voters.  Come in on Tuesday, June 5, with your voter sticker and get 20% off your purchase.

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE - First Tuesdays and Second Saturdays!

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


Saturday, June 16 

In conjunction with the Newport Beach Art Exhibition, the Friends of the Newport Beach Library will be selling a large number of magnificent art books starting at 10 a.m. 

More information about the exhibition may be found at the   Newport Beach Art Commission website

When: Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Patio outside the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

Note: The Exhibition starts at 1 p.m.  Our Book Sale starts at 10 a.m.  After shopping with us, check out the bargains in our book store in the library until the Exhibition opens. 


Sunday, June 17

 If you're a father, we want to treat you to any $1.00 book in the store.  We have many self-help books, books on travel, cars, being a parent, humor, and romances.  Happy Father's Day!


Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22

Summer is for vacationing and lounging on the beach and reading.  We have a section dedicated to engrossing summer reads and will be selling them 3/$1 to celebrate the summer solstice, as well as the end of school, the beginning of vacations, and the joy of reading.


We received more than 100 Easton Press books last week. Easton Press sells the world's greatest books, bound in genuine leather and accented with 22kt gold. Each book is a Collector Edition that is as lovely to feel and see as it is to read. 

We are selling them for only $20 each!  They are an elegant addition to any home or office and make the perfect gift.  Father's Day is coming up (hint, hint).


Friday, August 3, 1pm - 4pm
Central Library - Members only  Paperbacks: 4 for $1 Hardbacks: 2 for $1

Saturday, August 4, 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!!!

The Friends

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.