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Friends of the Library

Friends of the El Segundo Public Library

Formers Friends' Presidents Liz Cook and Sue Carter select books for the Friends’ Booksale, an important fundraising activity for the Friends

The Friends of the El Segundo Public Library is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to generating community interest and support for the El Segundo Public Library and its many services. 

How to Donate to the Friends:

Tax-deductible gifts to the Friends enhance the offering of Library books, services and programs. The library has donation envelopes at the Circulation Desk or send a check to:

                        Friends of El Segundo Public Library
                        111 W. Mariposa Ave.
                        El Segundo, CA   90245

Click here to make an online Friends membership payment or to make an online donation to the Friends.

The El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database

Through generous donations by El Segundo residents and businesses, the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library were able to raise funds to create the El Segundo Herald Newspaper Database, a digital newspaper collection from the library’s El Segundo Herald microfilm holdings.  The historic papers in this collection cover the period of late-1916 to 2013, with some gaps as several early years are missing from the microfilm. 

(You can access the database by clicking on the above link.  Please note that when downloading the newspaper images they are extremely large files and may take time to appear on your screen.)

How We Make a Difference:

All year long, Friends' volunteers undertake numerous fundraising and Friend-raising activities to achieve our goals, such as:

  • Participate in community events where we provide information about the Library and the Friends.
  • Collect and maintain historical materials about the City of El Segundo. 
  • Organize ongoing sales of used books, games, puzzles, magazines and DVDs, plus our Annual Holiday Sale of donated items and collectibles suitable for gift-giving.
  • Provide annual scholarships to High School students.
  • Invite everyone to become a dues-paying member of the Friends.                                                                    


     Library patrons peruse the wide selection of books available at the Friends’ Booksale table


Here's What We Support

  • Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Adult Literacy Program
  • Annual Author Fair
  • El Segundo Historical Committee
  • Purchase of special books and equipment for the Library
  • Annual educational scholarship

    Attendees meet featured writers and sample their latest books at the 2012 Author Fair

    The Author Fair introduces the joy of reading to a crowd of young attendees


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