Founded in 1979, the Friends of the Lodi Public Library is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to support the Library and seek to promote its welfare. It does so by providing funding for programs for children, teens and adults; for staff development; and for various services, equipment and furniture requested by the Library.
The Friends Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm in the Library. Meetings are open to all members and to the public. The Friends’ main source of income is generated by sales of donated books. There is a bookstore just off the Library lobby, and there are shelves of books for sale in the lobby itself. Other income comes from membership dues, donations and gifts, and special fundraising events.
Great books at great prices are available to savvy shoppers in the Library lobby and in the Bookstore just off the lobby. You will find all types of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens and children. We also offer CD’s, some DVD’s, recorded books, and large-print books. Most books cost between 50 cents and $1, and many children’s books are only 25 cents.
Become a member of the Friends by completing the application form found here. Bring the form and dues to the Friends Bookstore, or mail to the Friends of the Lodi Public Library, PO Box 703, Lodi, CA 95241. Memberships run from January through December; those joining mid-year will not be asked to renew until the end of the following calendar year.
Our bookstore is a volunteer effort; those interested in volunteering should call the Friends’ Office at (209) 333-6800 x 2711.
Tax Identification number: 94-2707321
We welcome the following items:
Books of all kinds
Current year magazines
Audio & video materials in original packaging
We cannot accept these items:
Textbooks over 5 years old
Magazines over 1 year old
Homemade audio and video
Please don't bring items that are defaced, damaged, broken, stained, discolored, or include lots of highlighting and/or underlining.
We also can't use items that are dirty, dusty, moldy, showing signs of mildew or insect infestation, or that smell musty or smoky. We'd rather not ask our volunteers top handle these materials as they will be discarded.
Our processing for donations is very limited. PLEASE bring no more than 5-6 boxes in a single day.