Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Burbank Public Library is a volunteer non-profit organization that was incorporated on July 15, 1980. The group is vitally interested in promoting books and the Library to the Burbank community.

The Friends' three major goals are:

  • Expanding public awareness of the library's services, facilities and needs;
  • Stimulating gifts of books, magazines, special collections, endowments and bequests;
  • Participating in fund-raising activities to lend support to the Library.

Some of the activities funded by the Friends include:

  • Children's year-round programming
  • Summer Reading programs
  • Cultural and educational programs for adults

Supporting the Library

The Friends provide both financial and volunteer support to achieve their goals. The proceeds from their fundraising efforts help fund Library programming and purchase special equipment for the Library. The organization also functions as a conduit for tax-deductible gifts to the library, offering such continuing fundraisers as the Tax Prep Fundraiser, and the Friends' Used Book Sales.

Join us

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (from September through June) at 5:30 P.M. in the Burbank Central Library auditorium. A special combined November/December meeting is held the first Wednesday of December.

Please join the Friends! Your annual dues, donations of books and money, and memorial gifts are all tax deductible. If you have any questions please email the friends at:

The only way to have a friend is to be one.   -- Ralph Waldo Emerson