Through the generous donations, gifts, books, and membership dues to the Friends, the Library and community has benefited by having expanded collections and programs that serve the community. All of the books, DVD’s, CD’s, and puzzles in our used bookstore, The Library Shop, are donated by the community. 

    The Santa Maria Public Library programs that the Friends support varies year to year, depending on the Library‚Äôs needs. Below is a description of some of the library programs that the Friends has supported and is currently supporting.


  • Dawn Jackson, Librarian for Santa Maria Public Library accepting $15,000 from The Friends.
Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am at the Santa Maria Public Library meet animals and zoo educators to learn about conservation, animals and working at a zoo.
The Friends provided a bookshelf with free books at the KIA Dealership in Santa Maria
Free books handed out during Family Day at Buena Vista Park