The Friends are people like you -- community members who are active users and supporters of the public library. Through our book sales, fundraisers, and volunteer efforts, we provide programs, materials, and equipment for the library that are beyond the reach of limited tax dollars. Read more about us...
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Thank you, Barbara!
Barbara Musselman has recently stepped down from her position as bookstore manager. It would be hard to overstate the gratitude she is owed by the Friends of the Claremont Library and, indirectly, by anyone who has benefited from the library programs made possible by the Friends' book sales. Under Barbara's
leadership, profits from the bookstore funded major library improvements, collection development, monthly programing and summer reading programs. So thank you, Barbara, for your years of dedication and hard work.
Connie Rodriguez and David Litwack are taking over Barbara's position, and will re-open the bookstore as soon as the remodeling is complete.
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
The Claremont Library has closed for renovations of the public restrooms, adult area, circulation area, and for installation of a new HVAC system and a new gender-neutral restroom. Additionally, drought-tolerant landscaping will be installed, and the parking lot will be resurfaced. The FCOL bookstore will move to the east wall of the circulation area (presently holds), and the Claremont Author's Collection will relocate to the Seminar Room (presently video rentals).
The renovation project is anticipated to take six months. While the library building is under renovation, Claremont Library customers wishing for full LA County Library services are encouraged to visit nearby La Verne or San Dimas libraries. Claremont customers can also pick up holds, pick up book club holds, return materials, and browse a small circulating collection at the temporary library site, in the Settlers Room at the Alexander Hughes Center. The Hughes Center is located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. The temporary library location will provide service beginning Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The hours of operation for the temporary library at the Hughes Center are 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday-Friday, and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday. For locations of Claremont Library programs and storytimes during the closure, please check the online calendar at http://www.colapublib.org/libs/claremont or call the library at 909-621-4902.
Please feel free to contact library manager Amy Crow, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-621-4902 with any questions or concerns.
Children's Book Festival
Become a Friend of the Claremont Library today. Beyond the satisfaction of knowing you have helped support your public library, as a Friend you will receive our newsletter and will get first dibs at our book sales.NEW! We have just added PayPal to our website to make joining as easy as pie! Click here to join.
More Ways to Buy Books
The sale of used books constitutes the major source of funding for Friends of the Claremont Llibrary, funding that allows the Friends to support the library's vital role in the community. In addition to our varied and ever-changing stock in the library bookstore (including the glass case) and our fantastic semiannual sales, we now offer a sale catalog right here on the website! Click HERE to learn more.
Welcome to the website of the Friends of the Claremont Library. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization with the sole purpose of advocating for and supporting our public library in the heart of the beautiful village of Claremont, California.