About Us

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library are valued members of our library community, helping to promote civic awareness, city pride, and citizen engagement. The Friends serve as advocates for the city library. As community volunteers, the Friends support programs designed for every age group, ethnic group, and interest throughout the City of Pleasanton.

The Friends are respected for their volunteer activities on behalf of the library and fundraising efforts to benefit the library and its patrons. Examples include the enthusiastically received Children's Summer Reading Program and Booklegger Program, free performances by local musicians, and the biannual book sales and bookstore located inside the Library.

Library Tree Painting

Our Mission

  • Promote public awareness and encourage support of library facilities and programs
  • Foster understanding and communication between the library and the community
  • Solicit, receive, hold, and manage goods, services, and funds donated for the furnishing, enhancement, and ongoing improvements of the library and to serve as the perpetual trustee of, and steward for, donations made to the library.

Our Contributions to the Library in 2016

In 2016, Heidi Murphy, the director of Library Services, presented several requests to the Board and Committees of the Friends of the Library. Grants totally nearly $32,000 were approved to support the Library:

  • Adult programs to represent our cultural diversity ($8,000)
  • Teen programs and reupholstery of chairs in teen section ($7,000)
  • 26 Microsoft licenses for the new public computer stations ($6,630)
  • Children's programs and summer game program ($5,000)
  • Genealogy database ($4,700)
  • New shelves for the “Lucky Day” collection ($500)

Board Members

Nancy Bering

Nancy Bering

(925) 462-4368

Marilyn Swanson

Vice President:
Marilyn Swanson


Judy Perso

Judy Person


Joan Leighty

Joan Leighty


Standing Committees

Book Sale Chair: Kate Roush
Newsletter Editor: Judy Matthew

Pleasanton Public Library | (925) 931-3400
400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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