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Friends of the Library

Book Shoppe Hours

The Book Shoppe at the Crowell Public Library is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
You can still visit our online book shoppe 24 hours a day at CrowellFriends.square.site.

For more than 40 years, the mission of the Friends of the Crowell Public Library, City of San Marino, has been to raise money that the library can use to supplement the allocation from the City, allowing it to keep its collections up-to-date and provide special services it would otherwise be unable to afford.

Download the book shoppe  volunteer application

Your Friends Donation
  • Provides support for the Summer Reading Program.
  • Helps fund activities and events such as our Meet the Authors series.
  • Provides funds to purchase equipment and items for the library.
  • The Friends also support staff development by funding staff attendance at library conferences, consultants, and workshops.
Board of Directors
The Friends' Board of Directors meets monthly, conducts an annual membership drive, runs a used Book Shoppe and holds periodic book sales to boost the amount of money we can give to the library.  Books to be sold are culled from the collection and donated throughout the year by local residents.

Download the Friends Board of Directors application

Name of Membership  Donation
Senior $25
Individual $50
Family $125
Patron $500

These are the memberships as of November 2020.  All contributions are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by federal law. 

Friends Board Members
  • Shelley Ryan, President
  • Gwynne Seares, Treasurer
  • Kathy Miller, Book Shoppe Manager
Meet the Authors Series
Local authors to speak to the community.

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