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NBPL Foundation | Friends of the Library | Board Members

NBPL Foundation

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Established in 1989 as a collaborative public-private partnership with the city of Newport Beach, California, the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation has grown into one of the most successful 501(c)(3) non-Profit organizations in the country. After having completed a capital campaign to build a new Central Library, the forward-thinking members of the Foundation changed direction in 1993 to meet the evolving needs of a growing, dynamic community.

Friends of the Library

Founded in 1957 by a small group of volunteers, the Friends of the Library take pride in helping to maintain the excellence of the library system. The Friends Book Store donates all of its revenue to the library to fund various needs and projects. Your continued patronage of the Friends Book Store is vitally important and appreciated.

The Friends Bookstore is located in the Newport Beach Central Library:
1000 Avocado Avenue,
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Monday - Saturday 10:30-4:30pm
Sunday - 1:00-4:00pm

Book Sales

Quarterly book sales are held in the Central Library Friends Meeting Room.

Friday sales 1:00-4:00pm (Members Only)
Saturday sales 9:00am-2:00pm Open to the public ("Buck a Bag" all day)

Booksale dates scheduled for 2012:

  • February 3 & 4
  • May 4 & 5
  • August 3 & 4
  • November 2 & 3

Used book donations needed constantly! Leave your used book donation at any branch library or in the donation closet in the Central Library.

Board Members

Susan Hirsch, President
Virginia Hayter, Programs
Peggy Bielen, Membership
Ita Vandenbroek, Book Sales
Sophie Cripe, Secretary
Jan Oates, Treasurer
Kathy Chester, Publicity
Nancy Acone, Bookstore
Wendy Frankel, Volunteers
Carol DeRoche, Bookends

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