Andrew Carnegie


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Hello Friends,

We hope you are enjoying the summer and its longer days.  Summertime brings the end of the year for the Pacifica Friends of the Library. We will be wrapping up the year and holding our annual elections meeting next month on Thursday July 21 at 3:30..  Due to lingering Covid concerns, the meeting will be a virtual meeting on Zoom.  We invite all members to check in and join us. To get the Zoom link, please email Joan Putz at jdabbles@gmail.com  and she will send it to you.  We will also have end of year financial report and the Budget for the coming year available on request.  The slate of nominees for office are: Co-President, Joan Putz and Carl Schwab; Vice President; Reba Leon; Treasurer, Susan Omran; Secretary, Laurie Jacobsen.  We currently have opening for at large board members. If interested, please contact Joan Putz.

Meanwhile, the Summer Reading Program is going full blast at the libraries.  Sharp Park library hosts a children’s program every Wednesday at 3:30.   An exciting array of programs from hands-on science classes, puppet show, magic show, musical programs, marine life programs, are offered at both libraries.   Adults can come to a NovaWorks Job Search Program on July 6 1pm -3pm, and a glass jar painting class on July 20 6 -7 pm.  Adults and children can pick up reading logs at either library.  Check the events section on the county website www.smcl.org  under events then check Sanchez or Sharp Park for listings.

We hope to see you virtually on July 21 and have a happy summer with time to enjoy a good book or two.

Joan Putz and Carl Schwab

Co-presidents PFOL


Book Sale Report

June 2022

   Our June sale was held on June 10 and 11th and was a successful community event. People expressed their gratitude that the sale was back. The Pacifica Tribune wrote a nice article and picture covering interviews with patrons.  We raised just over $2,000 for programs at the library.  Thanks go out to all the wonderful volunteers who helped set-up, staff, and clean up after the sale.  Thanks also to all those who donated books.



            The annual election of officers of the Pacifica Friends of the Library will be held on July 21, 2022.  The following slate was approved.

            Co-president                           Carl Schwab

            Co-president                           Joan Putz

            Vice President                         Reba Leon

            Treasurer                                Susan Omran

            Secretary                                 Laurie Jacobsen



Library Hours:

As part of its unfolding process to re-open the libraries, the County has announced new hours for our libraries.  All libraries in the system are allotted 48 hours. Because we have 2 libraries, we have to split them. Sharp Park Library is now open seven days a week and Sanchez is now open four days a week Tues, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The new hours are:                     

Sharp Park                                                  Sanchez

        Monday 10am – 8pm                               Mon. Closed

        Tues.   10pm -8 pm                                   Tues.  12pm – 5pm

        Weds.  10pm -8 pm                                    Weds.  1pm – 5pm

         Thurs.  10pm -8 pm                                   Thus Sat.  12pm – 5pm

          Fri.  10am – 5pm                                        Fri.  Closed

         Sat.  10am – 5pm                                        Sat. 11pm – 5pm

         Sunday 10am – 5pm                                  Sun  Closed

          Closed holidays



              Please go to the Newsletter page and check out the latest newsletter for the latest information. 

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.




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You do not need to do anything beyond choosing Pacifica Friends of the Library as your designated charity.
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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