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UPDATE >> June 16, 2020 >>

Like many other non-profits, the Pacifica Friends of the Libriary (PFOL) has been knocked sideways by Covid-19.  All PFOL fundraising plans have been put into a holding pattern.  Currently, in the face of uncertainty, the PFOL board is grappling with how to budget for the coming year. This is a problem from a revenue generation standpoint and a library needs standpoint.

Our funding comes from two sources: membership/donations, and book sales.  It looks like we will not be holding any book sales in the near future. The community room is not open and we cannot process book donations at this time, so we are requesting that you hold on to your books until we get the go-ahead from the County.

From a needs standpoint, the library does not yet have a clear picture of what type of programs they will be offering in the near future, and what the costs will be.  Because of this, their financial needs for the PFOL are also uncertain.  More information will come as the process continues to open up under the health guidelines.

The library has started a drive-up/pick-up process as an interim measure. We can now have physical books again after requesting them at the www.smcl.org website. Then, when we are able to enter the building, strict guidelines for distancing and sanitizing will be in place with limits on the number of patrons at any one time.

We will update this section as new information becomes available.


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