Library Lovers Unite!
Your Friendship Keeps Our Award-Winning Library Strong

The Friends Bookstore raises $100,000 a year which is donated to the Santa Monica Public Library to fund programming and events. With our Bookstore closed due to COVID-19 we need our fellow Library Lovers to Become A Friend. Your donation will fund the continuation of Summer Reading online and other essential programs.

FRIEND FOREVER – $10 a month

You can “set it and forget it” with monthly payments that are automatically charged to your credit card.  As a Friend Forever you’re providing the Friends with a stable, consistent source of support for our funding of library programming throughout the year. 


Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library provide annual support for the Summer Reading Program, Santa Monica Reads, Branch Activities, the Calendar of Events and Soundwaves Concerts.  Help the Library not miss a beat as they move these programs temporarily online!

Book Collector $100

Book Lover $50

Bookworm $25

Seniors and Students $10 – A special offer for seniors 62+ and students.

  • Membership dues are tax deductible (we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization).

If paying by check make check payable to Friends of Santa Monica Public Library. Mail your payment to: Friends of Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Yes! Keep me posted on the latest Friends programming, events, and book sales.