Friends of the Library Newport Beach Public Library

Friends of the Library Board

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
  • Katie Loss, Marketing Director
  • 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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The Friends of the Library presented City and Library officials with a check for $116,377.21 at the Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday, November 27.  Appropriately, it was "Giving Tuesday," the perfect day to make another big gift to the Newport Beach Public Library.  That brings our grand total for the year to $296,377.21!  Thank you to all the hard working and generous Friends. You make a difference! This gift will provide funding for the opening day collection and the reading porch furniture at the Corona del Mar Branch Library.


Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Outside the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, 

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 11 a.m. 

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

Note: The Exhibition starts at 1 p.m.  Our Book Sale starts at 11 a.m.  After shopping with us, check out the bargains in our book store in the library until the Exhibition opens.


Saturday, July 2

There will be a LOT to choose from.  Our shelves are bursting with new donations.

Friends of the Library members receive 50% off everything in the bookstore on these days in 2019!


  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Saturday, August 10
  • Tuesday, September 3
  • Tuesday, October 1
  • Saturday, November 9
  • Tuesday, December 3

Minimum sale is $1.00.  cost will be rounded up to the nearest dollar.


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

Saturday, August 3, 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!!!


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, log in at
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.

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.

Questions About Book Donations?