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 view and download the Adobe PDF information and application form.


Friends Board

Robert Gordon

Peter Breckheimer

Matthew Allan

Marie Fish

Recording Secretary
Pat Zeider

Faranak Van Patten

Diann Adamson
Jeri Anderson
Lynda Burns
Jess Castillo
Ann Chadney
Patricia Du Pre
Amy Goldman Koss
Phil Lanzafame
Maria Nini Maldonado
Rodica Mondocea
Tom Nolan
Vic Pallos
Mary Alice Toomey
Katherine Yamada
Kendyl Young

Ex Officio

Cindy Cleary, Director, Glendale Library Arts & Culture

Chuck Wike, Community Relations, Glendale Library Arts & Culture

Business Donors

Special thanks to these fine businesses for their support of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library (Current to March 17, 2017)

Publisher’s Level $1,000

Glendale Federal Credit Union
(818) 548­3976

Crockett Container Corporation,
Temple­Inland Foundation

Simpson Accountancy Corporation
John M. Simpson, CPA
(818) 956­1567

Editor’s Level  $500

Maureen Palacios
Once Upon a Time
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
(818) 248­9668

Author’s Level $250

G & C Properties
1409 1/2 W. Kenneth Rd.
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 389­0761

Arroyo Investment Group
15 S. Raymond Ave., #200
Pasadena, CA 911105
(626) 844­1441

Glendale Montessori School
413 W. Doran St.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 240­9415

Arnolda C. Utrecht, Director
(818) 243­4553

Milam, Knecht & Warner, LLP
535 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 600
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 550­9991

Brian H. Bergh, DDS
(818) 242­1173

Mike Haney
Arroyo Investment Group
(818) 956­6050

Karen L. Katzbeck, CPA
60620 Tullride Dr.
Bend, OR 77702

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

Uriu Associates Giovanni
Uriu Architecture & Planning
(818) 247­2330

Book Lovers Level $100

The Wine Vault
929 S. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 545­9463

Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dot 818
1111 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 401
Glendale, CA 91202

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

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

Max’s of Manila
Elvira Suavillo, Manager
(818) 637­7751

Milam, Knecht and Warner, LLP
Michael Milam, CPA, CRA
(818) 550­9991

Minuteman Press
Will and Monique Poon
(818) 500­1620

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

Lila and Rich Ramirez
Rossmoyne Property Management
1300 N. Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208

Thank You, Donors!
Donations to the Friends of the Glendale Public Library, a non­-profit 501(c)3 organization, are tax­ deductible as specified in current tax law. Become a Special Friend or make a donation of any amount today. Thank you!


Special Friends

Donations of $100 or more

[2016 current to March 20, 2017]

Ella Abrahamson
Howard and Wendy Anderson
Adam Awad
Brent Beaty
Chintana and Suravut Boodsayaskul
Marsha Berman
Stan and Helene Block
Dan Borton
Jacqueline Brown
Carol and Ron Brusha
David and Deanna Campbell
Lisa Chan and Eli Gunnell
William and Jeanettee Chow
Cindy and William Cleary
Sharon Collins
Chris Cupp
Diane and Christopher Dixon
Barbara J. Eliades
Irene Cordoba and John Ortega
Barbara and Richard Counsil
Robert W. and Ellen F. D’Angelo
Patricia A. DuPre, Esq.
Marie Fish
Carolyn and Art Flemming
Byron Foote
Betty Garner
Claire Garabedian
Lorinette and Mark Garscia
David and Jacqueline Gish
Eileen and Jim Givens
Barbara and Edward Gomperts
Judy Gorham
Leah C. Gould
Eric J. Graat
Greg Grammer
Mary Rose Grim
Jean Guccione and Robert Levins
Doris Guerin
G. Scott Halloran & Peter J. Rusch
Philip B. Hall
Ronald and Elizabeth Henricksen
Rachel and Dave Hollis
Molly Joseph
M. Patricia Kersting
Roben Khatchaturian
Roberta Kiehl
Victor King
James and Carolyn Kolokotrones
Karl Laurerio
Richard and Carol Lee
Yolanda and Leon Mayer
Elizabeth and Grigor Manasserian
Joe Mandoky
Kevin Martin
Lora Martinolich
Kathleen Maureen O’Dea
Vivian O. Mills
Christie McCarthy
Roberta and John Medford
Margaret Mitchell
Vardan Mouradyan
Lawrence Morrison
Joyce Morrissey
Bree and Carl Moseley
Brian Naris
Bob and Stells Normandy
Dave O’Donnell
Young Seok Oh
Clay Olmstead
Ruth Okimoto
Jason Ovanessian
Mary Pallares
Vic Pallos
Sonal Patal
Laurel and Jim Patric
Janet Petersen
Louise Phelan
J. Sean Plater
Anand Raghavan
Richard and Lila Ramirez
Alison Russell
Diane K. Salter
Bonnie Schroeder
Hala Shonouda
Margaret Shaw
Bonnye Sirk
Elaine and Tom Smith
Kathleen Smith
Mary Margaret Smith
Sonia and Chris Soliri
John and Kathleen Steele
Diane Stevens
Ty and Dana Talen
Mary Alice Toomey
Faranak Van Patten
Carlos E. and Alice J. Velarde
Arlene Vidor
Chris and Steve Warheit
Larry Weisner
Lauriann Wright
George J. and Nancy T. Witt