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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Tulare County Library is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise money to fund various programs offered by the Tulare County Library and provide books and other equipment to the libraries within the county.

The Friends help fund Summer Reading with exciting programs and so much more. In addition, branches in Exeter, Dinuba, Lindsay, and Three Rivers have local Friends groups that provide additional support to their branch.

Now, more than ever, your library needs your help. A well-stocked, well-staffed, and vibrant library is a basic necessity in any community.

Become a Friend of the Library Today! Help us grow by joining or starting a Friends group at your local branch.

Sign up at the library and become a Friend today!

Membership Information

Friends of the Tulare County Library is a tax-exempt501(c) organization.


Annual membership dues are as follows:

  • Student or Senior: $5.00

  • Individual: $15.00

  • Family: $25.00

  • Patron: $100.00

  • Sponsor (Individual/Business): $250.00

The Friends of the Tulare County Library promote the library and encourage literacy in the community.

  • We raise money through memberships, donations, lobby book sales, and fundraisers to buy books and equipment for the county libraries;

  • We help fund programs (such as the Summer Reading Program) for children, tweens, teens, and adults.

  • We fund author night events

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 4:15 pm in the computer lab at the Visalia Branch Library.
Everyone is welcome.

For more information, please contact:

Friends of the Tulare County Library

200 West Oak Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 713-2725

Looking for more books to read?

Take a look at our Friends of the Library Lobby Book Sale!

Lobby Book Sales

At the Visalia branch, the Friends of the Tulare County Library have a large selection of books for sale, daily, inside the library. Hardback books are priced at $1.00 and paperback books and magazines are 50 cents each. The selection changes daily, so come in often to see what's been newly added!


Money from the Friends’ book sales supports the special Summer Reading programs in all branches. Also, the Friends in all branches help pay for so much more, including books, author and special programs, and major items, such as furniture and equipment.

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