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Friends of the Library

Book Shoppe Hours

Monday 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays
4th Wednesday
5th Wednesday

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays
2nd & 4th Thursdays

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays
2nd & 4th Fridays

10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 Fee
Starter $20
Basic $40
Active                                                                      $75
Family $125
Supporter $250
Patron $500

These are the memberships as of September 2014. All contributions are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by federal law. 

Friends Board Members
  • Shelley Ryan, Kathy Miller, Co-presidents
  • Muffy Hunt, VP Meet the Authors
  • Shelley Ryan, Secretary
  • Gwynne Seares, Treasurer
  • Stella Wagner, Assistant Treasurer
  • Kathy Miller, Manager Book Shoppe
  • Ed Fitzpatrick, Manager Book Shoppe
  • Donna Anding, Manager Volunteers
  • Gene Kunzman
  • Maryann Seduski
Meet the Authors Series
Local authors to speak to the community.

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