treeBecome a Friend – help make a meaningful difference each year in the lives of thousands of adults and children who benefit from the Library’s services and programs. Click here to join the Friends.

Gift a Friends membership – extend all the benefits of membership to your friends and relatives. Click for information.

Business Memberships – join the Friends as a valued business member and be listed in the Honor Roll published in the Friends Newsletter and on the web site. Click Here to join as a business member.

Tree of Friends – recognize a loved one with a memorable contribution by placing an engraved leaf, acorn, stepping stone or corner stone on the prestigious Tree of Friends, starting at $500. For more information click here or email

Buy Donated Books – purchase quality used books at our special sales, on shelves or carts at Library branches, at the Book Nook II at Pacific Park branch, and at our soon-to-be-open Back Door Bookstore accessed from (you guessed it) the actual back door on the west side of the Central Library, or on Amazon.

Donate Your Books – at Central Library or at branch libraries. Books in good condition, entire libraries, and collectibles are now being accepted for donation! We need to build our inventory back after the many clearance sales we held before construction began. Please bring your books to any branch during open hours, or ring at the back door of Central Library between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Receipts for tax purposes are available. Click Here for the Guidelines for Donating Your Books.

Sign Up for Ralphs Rewards – to raise money for the Friends of the Glendale Public Library just by purchasing groceries. All you need to do is register your Ralphs Rewards Card, and select FRIENDS OF THE GLENDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Organization Number 92390, as the community organization you want to support, and then shop at Ralphs!

Friends of the Glendale Public Library Endowment – support the Library by contributing to its endowment. Make your check payable to Community Foundation of the Verdugos and indicate that the gift is to be added to the Friends of the Glendale Public Library Endowment Fund. Mail to Community Foundation of the Verdugos – 111 E Broadway #200, Glendale, CA 91205.

Donate your unwanted car – or other vehicle to the Friends of the Glendale Public Library! Gain a tax deduction and avoid the hassle and expense of trying to sell a vehicle. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the vehicle donation program. Click here for the PRINTABLE (PDF) Donation Form – to send it via fax or regular mail.

Volunteer – help at Friends events, book sales and in our bookstore. Contact us at, to ask about volunteer opportunities.

Remembered in Words and Deeds – purchase a book in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion. A handsome bookplate with your name and that of the honored person is placed in front of the donated book to record your gift. Click here to download the (Adobe PDF) information and application form.


Friends Board

Elise Kalfayan

Peter Breckheimer

Bree Moseley

Marie Fish

Recording Secretary
Pat Zeider

Faranak Van Patten

Matthew Allan
Lynda Burns
Ann Chadney
Patricia Du Pre
Mary Rose Grim
Amy Goldman Koss
Phil Lanzafame
Dwight Law
Maria Nini Maldonado
Rodica Mondocea
Joyce Morrissey
Vic Pallos
John Steele
Mary Alice Toomey
Katherine Yamada

Ex Officio

Cindy Cleary, Director, Glendale Library Arts & Culture

Chuck Wike, Community Relations, Glendale Library Arts & Culture

Business Members list

Publishers Level $1,000

Glendale Federal Credit Union
818-548-3976 ~

Crockett Container Corporation, Temple-Inland Foundation

Simpson Accountancy Corporation
John M. Simpson, CPA
818-956-1567 ~

Michelle R. Walenz

Authors Level $250

Brian H. Bergh, DDS
818-242-1173 ~

Mike Haney ~
Arroyo Investment Group
818.956.6050 ~

Karen L. Katzbeck, CPA
1718 Gladys Drive ~ Glendale, CA 91206

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Neal S. Dudovitz, Executive Director
818-291-1760 ~

Sunroom Desk ~
Elise Kalfayan
818.468.6908 ~

Book Lovers Level $100

1st Eagle Realty, IOnc.
Zaven Grigorian
2009 N. Maryland Ave., Suite 200 ~ Glendale, CA 91206

DOT 818
1111 N. Brand Blvd., Ste 401 ~ Glendale, CA 91202

Glendale Montessori School
Arnolda C. Utrecht, Director ~ 818-243-4553

Harry Hull ~
Hull Homes
3306 E. Broadway ~ Glendale, CA 91205

Milam, Knecht and Warner, LLP
Michael Milam, CPA, CRA
818-550-9991 ~

Max’s of Manila ~
Elvira Suavillo, Manager

Minuteman Press ~
Will and Monique Poon
818-500-1620 ~

Kathleen Maureen O’Dea, Attorney at Law
100 N. Brand Blvd. 4th Fl. ~ Glendale, CA 91203

Eric Olson, Attorney at Law
Baker, Olson, LeCroy and Danielian
100 W. Broadway, Suite 600 ~ Glendale, CA 91210

Ramirez, Lila and Bob

Rossmoyne Property Management
1300 N. Verdugo Road ~ Glendale, CA 91208

Royal Canyon Property Owners Association
P.O. Box 9082 ~ Glendale, CA 91226-0082

Uriu & Associates ~
Architecture & Planning