The Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library is the non-profit 501c3 charitable organization. Our Mission is to promote reading and the growth and development of the Santa Maria Public Library. The Friends raise funds for materials, programs and services that would otherwise not be provided. We also sponsor activities that encourage reading in our community.

The Friends do this by inspiring interest and enthusiasm for providing financial support. We invite private individuals, businesses, foundations, and other grant-giving organizations to join us. All funds raised through memberships, donations, and sponsorships will go to support the mission of the Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library and general program and administrative purposes.

The Friends strive to preserve and strengthen the importance of our Library in this community as a vital, irreplaceable source of information, education and culture – thereby providing everyone with opportunities and resources for lifelong learning.

The Friends operate a used bookstore, “The Library Shop,” in the Santa Maria Town Center Mall East.


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