How to Help

Friends of the Library

Donations can be made at the Library, by mail, or online in support of the library in various ways, namely:

  • General donations
  • Mary Tumilty Fund
  • Sommer Scholarship
  • Partners Program

Attend and/or volunteer for Friends’ fundraising events


  • Best Used Book Sale – held bimonthly in Library parking lot and basement.
  • Bargain Book Cart – book sales held in the Library all year long.
  • Annual Art Fair – a juried fine art fair held in Memorial Park in May.
  • Annual Wine & Cuisine Tasting – a gala event held at the Alverno Villa.

For more information about the Friends, call the Library or visit their website.


Volunteers are needed for various positions at the Library and the Friends of the Library.  Information and applications are available at the Library, Sierra Madre City Hall or online.


  • GIFT & MEMORIAL FUND – Honor or memorialize a friend or family member with a gift for the purchase of books, other library materials or special projects. Gift plates are placed in the selected items and acknowledgement cards are sent.
  • Gifts for general use or for specific projects as arranged with Library Director.
  • Donate to the Sierra Madre Community Foundation for the benefit of the Sierra Madre Public Library.