Danville Friends

Friends of the Danville Library

The Friends of the Danville Library (FODL) is a nonprofit organization established in 1958 to support the Danville Library. A volunteer organization, the Friends have generously contributed to the Library through its sales in the Library Bookstore as well as through special book sale events all year round. All proceeds benefit the Library’s adult and children’s programs, numerous Library events, as well as the purchase of new books and materials benefiting all patrons. We are grateful for the support from our loyal community of booklovers!

  • Become a Friend of the Danville Library! Be in the know about all the happenings at the bookstore, its sales and events. Fill out the FODL Membership Application.
  • Donations to the Friends and Membership dues can be made with cash, check, or online through PayPal. The FODL and its Endowment have nonprofit 501(c) (3) status and donations may be tax deductible.

Library Bookstore

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are located inside the Danville Library (just inside the hallway to the right). We accept New & Gently Used Books. Donations are limited to 4 bags per donor per day. Please see our detailed Book Donation Policy dated September, 2022 here. (Please note: We no longer accept CDs or DVDs.)

Be sure to check the Friends Shelves in the Library located near the adult Copier/Print Station. These books are re-stocked frequently and are available all hours the library is open—all priced at $2.00 or less!

Call the bookstore at 925-314-3755 for more information and the latest updates.

Special Book Sales

Pop-Up Book Sales are scheduled one Saturday every month. For the most current information, please see the “Friends Book Sales” listed above on this page or on the Danville Library webpage and on Instagram @danvillelibraryca.

You can also follow the Friends on Instagram @friendsofthedanvillelibrary.

The Friends of the Danville Library Endowment Fund

The Friends of the Danville Library Endowment Fund was established to ensure that our library has the books, materials, programs and activities that often suffer due to the ebb and flow of tax-based support. The deep-rooted community backing that we have found ensures our library's excellence and that it will flourish even during difficult times. Contributions in any amount are welcome. Our funds are professionally managed by the East Bay Community Foundation, and through their auspices we are able to accept donations of securities, bequests and a variety of planned giving programs such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts. For questions about donations, big or small, to the Friends of the Danville Library Endowment Fund, please email: fodlendowment@gmail.com.

The Endowment continues to support The British Book Collection established by the Endowment to honor the memory of Branch Librarian Stefanie van Ogtrop (1940-2005). Areas that have also received support are children’s reference, westerns, history, fiction, art, business, self-help, and the Arts Enrichment program series at the Danville Library.

Mailing Address
Attn: Danville Library Endowment
400 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526

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