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
  • Janet Callister, Marketing Director/Publicity
  • Wendy Frankel, Bookstore Manager
  • Paul Fliegelman, Volunteer Coordinator

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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WE ARE OPEN!

WE HAVE MOVED BACK TO OUR BOOKSTORE!

Friends bookstore hours:

  • Monday - Saturday 
  • 10:30 am - 3 pm

We're so happy to be open, and really look forward to seeing you! 


PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES

We want to ensure everyone's safety with these protocols and procedures.

Unvaccinated Induviduals
MUST wear face covering while inside City facilities

Fully Vaccinated Individuals
May enter City facilities without wearing face coverings


BOOK DONATIONS

Please help by following these guidelines for donations:

1. We prefer that donations be in small or medium size boxes.

2. A maximum of 6 boxes may be dropped off at any one time. If you have a larger donation, please call the Bookstore at 949-759-9667 and leave a message for Paul or Amy to set up an appointment .  We have a dolly available and can supply boxes if needed.

3. All books need to be in good, resellable condition. Books should be clean with no tears, foxing (spotting around/on edges), broken spines, missing pages, etc

4. Fiction & non-fiction should preferably be from the last 6-10 years except for classics and history.

5  We do take DVDs, CDs, DVD games, vinyl records, and jigsaw puzzles.

6. We do not accept:

  • Encyclopedias unless they're 100 years old or older
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Medical books, health books, law books, and travel books older than 8 years.
  • VHS or cassette tapes. 

If you have questions, email us at nblibfriend@gmail.com.

A donation receipt will be provided if desired.

Thank you for your support!  We could not make our substantial gifts to the Library without your donations.


MONETARY DONATIONS

Thank you for thinking of the Friends of the Library for your donation.

The Friends of the Library accept all monetary donations for all occasions. Cards are sent to the recipient and tax donation letters are sent to those making donations promptly.

Donations can be accepted by coming into our store or mailing them to:

Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library 
P.O. Box 172
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Cash, Checks and Credit Cards are accepted.

Please Provide the following information:

  • Your name, address, phone number & EMAIL ADDRESS
  • The recipients name, address, phone number and email (if known)
  • The reason for the gift (birthday, anniversary, celebration, in memory of, in honor of, just because, etc.)
  • Cash, Check made out to the Friends of the Library, credit card information (your name, card number, expiration date).

Email us at nblibfriend@gmail.com for more information or questions.
Call the bookstore at 949-759-9667
Come in and see us.

Thank you!


AMAZON SMILE

Do you and your family members shop at Amazon?

Now you can continue to shop at Amazon and give 5% of your purchases in cash to the Friends of the Newport Beach Library!  Here's how:

  1. Instead of logging in at Amazon.com, log in at smile.amazon.com
  2. Log in with your user name and password just like you always do.
  3. Go to the word SUPPORTING under the search box.
  4. Type in FRIENDS OF NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY and click SEARCH. When you see our name, click on SELECT.
  5. You are set to do your purchasing just like you always do.
  6. Each time you want to purchase something on Amazon, always log into Amazon Smile.

While you're here... 

Did you know that the Friends’ Bookstore sells on Amazon? It gives us an opportunity to display some of our premium books and boost our gift to the library.

Check out our seller page: Little Avocado2 Books


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.

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FRIENDS BOOKSTORE

Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660  
 
Monday - Saturday 
HOURS: 10:30 am - 3 pm
 
(949) 759-9667
 
WE ACCEPT CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS!
Minimum amount for a credit or debit card purchase: $5

 

 Other benefits of membership:

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

Become a member today!

Download and print the membership application in the Friends brochure below or pick up a membership application at the Friends Bookstore in the Central Library. Please return the completed application and annual membership dues to the Bookstore.

Interested in Volunteering?

Download the application or pick up one in person and return it to the Bookstore. 

Questions?

Contact Friends of the Library at: nblibfriend@gmail.com

NB Friends of the Library
PO Box 172
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625