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Covid-19 Closes Libraries — JUNE BOOK SALE IS CANCELED

The members of Pacifica Friends of the Library have been sheltering in place since March 16, and all book operations have come to a halt.  The uncertainty of lifting the social distancing rules has made our next book sale an open question.  It will take some time for us to become operational after the libraries are re-opened. At our April Zoom board meeting, we decided to cancel the June book sale.  Dr. Birx said that the restrictions of social distancing and mask wearing will probably remain in effect through the summer.  We will just have to wait and see, like everyone else, to find out when we can move forward again.  We miss our libraries, but recommend the http://www.smcl.org website to check on downloading books, live streaming story times, and streaming activities.  The libraries have converted their 3D printers to producing plastic face shields for first responders, and are working with food distribution.  Until we get the official go ahead signal and resume normal activities, stay safe and stay healthy.  We will post updates as we receive them.


Welcome to the website of the Pacifica Friends of the Library (PFOL).  The Friends of the Library are a dedicated group of library supporters who share the belief that libraries are vital to the health of a community and our democracy.  Not only do libraries provide unbiased information in many formats, but they also serve as a community gathering place for a free exchange of ideas and entertainment. Beyond that, libraries also play a role in educating children through many interactive programs.  We are currently working together with the Pacifica Library Foundation to bring the community together to create a new building which will help the library fulfill its mission in a setting that encourages community participation.  With this in mind, here is our mission statement:

Pacifica Friends of the Library is 501(c) 3 non-profit organization established to develop closer relations between the Libraries and the residents of Pacifica.  To this end, PFOL provides funds for library programs, creates awareness of library needs, and promotes volunteerism.


Our major fundraisers are our popular book sales.  We have two large two-day book sales a year with occasional supplementary sales.  One sale is usually the beginning of June and the second is the first weekend of December.  The sale begins on a Friday, 11 am to 6 pm, and continues on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.   Watch this space for the dates of the next upcoming Book Sale.  For information on book sales and how to donate books, click here.




You Shop, Amazon Gives

When you log onto ‘smile.amazon.com’ for the first time, type in Pacifica Friends of the Library when asked to choose a charitable organization.  This will take you to the home page for Amazon.
AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase total to PFOL.
You do not need to do anything beyond choosing Pacifica Friends of the Library as your designated charity.
You will be directed to the Amazon home page, and the shopping experience is the same.  So shop on at smile.amazon.com.  Click on the Smiley Face to begin.

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Contact Us: pfol94044@gmail.com

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All dues and donations are tax deductible. EIN: 94-3177651