Friends of the Library

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 download the Friends membership information page (PDF).​

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Why Become a Friend?

The Simi Valley Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that works in support of the Simi Valley Public Library. The Friends are best known for their volunteerism, special programs, fundraising and their Friends of the Library Bookstore which is located inside the Library.

By volunteering their time, members of the Friends group enable the library to offer services and materials not otherwise covered by normal funding. As community volunteers, the Friends' programs are designed for every age group and interest throughout the city. Individual and community service organizations have supported the Friends throughout the years to help make the library services special.

Every library needs Friends.

We invite you to become a friend today.

Friendships are tax-deductible to the extent authorized by law. The Friends organization is eligible for corporate matching gifts as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.

If you have any questions about the Friends of the Library, please stop by our Bookstore and talk to one of our members.

You can Download our membership brochure here or email our membership chair @ svfol2016@gmail.com.

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

 

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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.

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

                Victoria Thompson

                Gas Light starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman &

                 Joseph Cotton

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 &

                           Richard Roundtree

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

North Entrance.                                                  

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