Danville Friends

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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 of 400-plus members, 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

The Friends Bookstore reopens on Monday, April 4, 2022 with new hours:

Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We are located inside the Danville Library (just inside the hallway to the right). We accept gently used books and audio books on CD donations from 10:00am – 2:00 pm, Mondays - Saturdays. Donations are limited to 4 bags per person per day.

Be sure to check the Friends Shelves at the Library Copier/Print Station. We will be keeping those shelves stocked with terrific books on a regular basis—all priced for only a $1.00!

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.

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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