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It's easy to join the Friends of Los Osos Library.
Print and fill out this Membership Form
then mail it with along with your dues payment.
If you prefer, you can drop it off at the Library.


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About the Friends of Los Osos Library

More Demand Than Supply. That's a nutshell description of our local library ever since it opened as a room in a home in Baywood Park in 1940. During the passing years, the library moved at least nine times, with patrons and staff always looking for more space and more hours open.
The Friends of Los Osos Library evolved from the original South Bay Library Association, organized in the mid-1970's by interested community members who were also pushing for a bigger library. We are incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with the stated purposes to:
  • give financial support to the library beyond what the county system provides
  • let the community know what services are available
  • encourage and promote literary activity and achievement among the general public
The Friends have been raising funds for a bigger library too. So far several issues, including the snail and the sewer, have stymied the effort, but there is increasing pressure to provide staff space and remodel the stacks.
If you enjoy our library and value its unique and useful place in our community, be a Friend! You will be supporting programs - especially for children - helping to buy books, and you'll get a quarterly newsletter too.

Board of Directors

The officers of the Board of Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting, in November of each year, to serve for the following calendar year. Additional members are appointed by the board.
The 2016 officers are:
Buff Lawson President
Ann Garfinkel Vice President
Sandy Farber Treasurer
Jonniepat Mobley Secretary

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets at the library at 9:00 am on the second Tuesday of each month (except when adjustments are necessary due to the library's schedule). Meetings are open to all members of the Friends of Los Osos Library.