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Friends of the Santa Ana Public Library (FOSAPL)

The Friends are volunteers that work in support of the Santa Ana Public Library. We hold book sales and other events to help raise funds. We take pride in the work we do in helping to fund the projects and equipment needed by the library that cannot be funded through the City budget.

Bag sales

Check out upcoming sales at the Friends of the Library.

Every third Wednesdays of odd months (July, September and November), buy a grocery bag from us for $5.00 and fill it with items you would like. Buy as many bags as you want with everything from media, books, and more are available!

Every third Wednesdays of even months (June, August, October and December), come see what fabulous items we have for sale. There will be something different every time!

How to support the library

Support the library through donations, volunteering opportunities, and much more! All profits go to library programs.

We need volunteers to shelve books, sort books, pack books, and work the cash register during sale times.

We accept donations of material in very good condition. Items sold in used book sales generate funds for the Library

Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will make a donation to the Friends of the Santa Ana Public Library.

Other ways to donate

Visit the Basement Book Store

Purchase gently used books at the Basement Book Store during selected hours:

  • Mondays from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Purchase items

Need a stamp or an envelope? Visit the checkout desk at the Main or Newhope Library and purchase supplies to complete your day. Items for sale include:

  • Thumb drives
  • Book bags
  • Earbuds
  • Pencils and pens
  • Stamps and envelopes

Donate money

Write a check to the Friends of the Santa Ana Public Library and mail it to the address below. Please call 714-647-5265 for more information about making a donation.

Friends of the Santa Ana Public Library
Attn: Sue Stewart
PO Box 173
Santa Ana, CA 92702.


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