About Us or What do the "Friends" do?

Who Are We…

The Friends of Whittier Public Library was founded in 1964 to support and enhance the quality of services and facilities of the Whittier Public Library.

Our goals (which we are yearly meeting) are to provide financial supplementation for services and material for which public funds are not available, to sponsor programming, and to advocate for the Library.

We pay for the lion’s share of the Summer Reading Club expenses and every year the Summer Reading Club draws thousands of children.

Special Dedication

The Children’s Librarian Bonnie Weber has retired after decades of service with running the children’s program. She has been instrumental in the amazing summer programs we have had for our children. Her love, her dedication, and her fantastic imagination is sorely going to be missed.

We hereby dedicate the About Us page to you, Bonnie, and are happy that you still are available, even if not on a permanent basis.