Friends' Book Store
Simi Valley Friends of the Library have a gently used book store within the library.
Monday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Tuesday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Thursday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Friday 1:00–4:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday 1:00–4:00 pm
An initiative of the American Library Association
How much is your public library saving you? Below, you can find out how much would you have to pay for the library materials and services you use if you had to purchase them.
For information on author grants for Simi Valley Schools, download the following forms:
- Authors Who Visit Schools (PDF)
- Author grant application (RTF)
- A day with an author planning guide (DOC)
- Book order form (PDF)
- School Visit Author List (XLXS)
Books on Wheels
Simi Valley Friends of the Library's Books on Wheels is perfect for you! Our friendly volunteers will bring you reading material (books, magazines, large print books) or audio stories (cassette tapes, CD books). This service is free to our Simi Valley Residents.
Our Mission: To bring the joy of reading to seniors and homebound residents who may not be able to obtain library materials as a result of health or transportation reasons.
What We Offer: We have standard and large print boos, books on tape or CD, and magazines.
How It Works: Those who would like to have library materials selected, delivered and picked up, may contact the library of the Books on Wheels coordinators by phone or email.
Funding: The Books on Wheels program is made possible by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library and the generous support of individual donors, community organizations, and corporate sponsors.
Volunteers: The program currently serves many seniors in their own homes. Volunteering involves selecting requested materials, delivering them and returning to pick them up and returning them to the library. We consider your time and preferences when matching you with recipients. Volunteering as a “book buddy” is easy, relaxing, and interesting. Many wonderful friendships have developed through this program.
If you would like to know more, know someone who can benefit from this program, or would like to volunteer, please contact the Library.
We are always looking for volunteers to bring books, too.
The Simi Valley Friends of the Library Events:
Membership in the Simi Valley Friends of the Library means making a difference in the Library services available to our community. Many of the programs the Library offers are a direct result of the Friends.
Simi Valley Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is bigger and better than ever with new events for teens and adults as well as the excellent children’s programing our community has come to enjoy. The Simi Valley Friends of the Library sponsors author visits at both the Library and area Schools, and prominent local and international artists and performers.
There has never been a better time to become a member of the Simi Valley Friends of the Library. As the demand for library services, open access to books and computers, educational opportunities that support lifelong learning, public meeting rooms, and galleries for local artists continues to rise, it is the Friends that make the difference.
Please consider becoming a Friend today. For more information contact the library.
Book & Movie Group
The Simi Valley Friends of the Library, SV Recreation & Parks and the SV Senior Center have come together to sponsor “Books and Movies.” If you enjoy books; if you enjoy movies; and if you enjoy discussing how the movies measure up to the books, this group is for you. Each month members read a preselected book and view a brief presentation about the background of the author and the book. Discussion ensues comparing the two mediums. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month (with the exception of May and December) at 7:00 p.m. in the video room of the Senior Center.
The dates, books, and movies are as follows:
March 28 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
Movie starring Joan Plowright & Rupert Friend
April 25 China Town by Mick Eaton
Movie starring Jack Nicholson & Faye Dunnaway
May 23 The Best Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
Movie starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith& Dev Patel
June 27 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Movie starring Sean Connery
July 25 Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart
Movie starring Bette Midler & Barbara Hershey
Aug.26 Gaslight Mystery-Murder on Astor Place by
Gas Light starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman &
Sept. 26 The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
By Agatha Christie
Movie starring Angela Lansbury & Geraldine Chaplin
October 31 The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Le Roux
Movie (older version) starring Anthony D P’Mann
November 28 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Man Friday starring Peter O’Toole &
December 19 It’s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra
Black & White Movie starring Jimmy Stewart
& Donna Reed
The movies are shown in the movie room at the Senior Center
For more information please call Fran Harder (805) 630-7564
June-Marie von Osinski (805) 587-9258
Be sure to watch the Books and Movies bulletin board in the Friends of the Library Bookstore for changes. Discussions are moderated by Fran Harders and Sue Renyer who are members of the Simi Valley Friends of the Library