Friends of the Davis Public Library

Annual Meeting

The Friends Annual Meeting was held January 24. Treasurer Harry Roth presented a 2015 Profit & Loss statement. The changes in the Friends Bylaws dealing with the creation of a Finance Committee to advise the Board on financial matters and to make decisions regarding the investment of available funds were approved. A minor change transfers the duty of assembling meeting agendas from the current mandate of the First Vice President to the Secretary. A slate of the current board officers  was voted on and they were reelected.

Guest speaker  Scott Love, the Yolo County Library Western Regional Manager, talked about the changes in libraries since he started as a library page 30 years ago. Computers and the internet made book and information searches much quicker and easier.  Reference books and reference librarians are few. The first step in searches for most people now is to “Google it.

Delicious baked refreshments were provided by Beth Parker, Karen McCluskey and Camille Chan.

Davis Library Friends

The purpose of the Friends is to assist the Mary L. Stephens Branch in efforts to raise funds, plan for expansion of physical facilities, develop the library's book collection, encourage reading programs for children, and to promote the library as a cultural center for the city of Davis.

Friends of the Davis Public Library have made substantial donations to the library, funding children's programs, special events at the library and the purchase of furniture and equipment. In addition, many print and eBooks are bought every year by the library with Friends donations.

Most of these funds are earned through the sale of donated books and magazinesThe Friends have six book sales a year at the library as well as an ongoing Friends sale of books and magazines in the Reading Garden Alcove during library hours. 

Membership Information. The annual membership fees are listed below. You may join any time in the year for 12 months, or for convenience, join for more than one year.

Join, renew or donate 
• Online using buttons below
• Printing, filling out and mailing membership form
• Using envelopes at the Reading Garden Alcove
• At the Book Sale

Student/Senior Member  $10.00 
Individual/Family  $25.00
Patron/Business Member   $50.00
Benefactor   $100.00

Friends receive a reminder postcard for the book sales and are the first to enter the sale room. Bring the postcard and receive $4 off your purchase.

Update your email address or get membership information here.

Please join us and support our library!

                              Friends of the Davis Library, P.O. Box 91, Davis, CA 95617