About Us

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library are valued members of our library community, helping to promote civic awareness, city pride, and citizen engagement. The Friends serve as advocates for the city library. As community volunteers, the Friends support programs designed for every age group, ethnic group, and interest throughout the City of Pleasanton.

The Friends are respected for their volunteer activities on behalf of the library and fundraising efforts to benefit the library and its patrons. Examples include the enthusiastically received Children's Summer Reading Program and Booklegger Program, free performances by local musicians, and the biannual book sales and bookstore located inside the Library.

Library Tree Painting

Our Mission

  • Promote public awareness and encourage support of library facilities and programs
  • Foster understanding and communication between the library and the community
  • Solicit, receive, hold, and manage goods, services, and funds donated for the furnishing, enhancement, and ongoing improvements of the library and to serve as the perpetual trustee of, and steward for, donations made to the library.

Recent Financial Contributions
Made to the Library by the Friends of the Pleasanton Library

Children's Programs
- Multicultural programs
- Craft programs
- Puppet shows
- Magician shows
- Storytime performers
- Paws to Read (for 20 years)

Adult Programs
- Multicultural programs
- Trivia nights
- Big bands
- Opera series
- Community art displays

Equipment, Online Resources, and Supplies
- Chromebooks
- Charging hubs for laptops
- Microsoft Office on the public computers
- Shelfbacks for all the library shelves
- Picture book shelving
- "1,000 books Before Kindergarten" bags
- Additional Dash & Dot robots (received grant)
- Mats for Dash & Dot robots
- Database subscriptions
(ancestry.com and Fold3 genealogy research database)
- Summer reading prizes, programming, and decorations
- $10,000 dedicated to the book collection
for the upcoming mobile vehicle for outreach service

Board Members

Nancy Bering

Nancy Bering

(925) 462-4368

Marilyn Swanson

Vice President:
Marilyn Swanson


Judy Perso

Judy Person


Joan Leighty

Joan Leighty


Standing Committees Book Sale Chair: Kate Roush
Newsletter Editor: Judy Matthew
Publicity: Sharon Murphy

Pleasanton Public Library | (925) 931-3400
400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Schedule

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