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...
FOCL on FB: Have you seen our Facebook page? Even if you're not on the ubiquitous social networking site, you can click here and stay up to date with all FOCL activities and events. And if you are on FB, why not "like" us?
OTSP: Vine and Dandy!
The Claremont On the Same Page committee has exciting news: This year's community read has been announced! Click here for details.
December Fine Book Sale
Mark your calendars now: Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Friends are holding our annual Fine Book Sale at the library. Cash~Checks~Credit Cards all welcome. FOCL Members receive a 10% discount. Join now or at the sale.
A Note of Thanks
Thanks are due to L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Claremont City Council, and City Manager Tony Ramos. The library restrooms will receive an ADA-complaint upgrade in 2018. The Friends made this request in late 2015 and are happy to have received the support for this project. Other changes are in the offing. Stay tuned!
Children's Books Needed!
The Friends bookstore at the library is in dire need of donations of children's books. Time to clean out your bookshelves, then click here to see how to donate.
The Claremont Library Book Club is open to anyone who likes to read and talk about books. Click here for more information and this year's schedule.
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 a 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.
Look for your 2018 FOCL calendar, bookmark, and book bucks in the mail in early November. Come spend those book bucks at the sale on December 2!
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.