Our Mission

Our Mission

Friends of the Whittier Public Library is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit, charitable organization. We exist to support and advocate for the Whittier Public Library.

We raise money for the library system by selling books, music, and movies at our bookstore; selling books at the two libraries; and running a monthly (more or less) silent auction of collectible books at Central Library. The generosity of the community allows us to fund the library’s reading programs for children and tweens.

Everything we sell has been donated and everyone who works for the Friends is a volunteer, and everything we make—apart from modest but necessary expenses like electricity and phones—is given to the library.

We also periodically donate books to school libraries, and Meals on Wheels and other charitable groups in the Whittier area.