South Pasadena Library | Friends of the Library Seeking Board Members for 2022

PHOTO: Sally Kilby | South News | Friends of the Library Board members (left to right) Karen Weinstock, Karen Bell and PJ Lutz sell high-quality gently used art and garden books July 17 at the Art Crawl at the Library Community Room.


The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library is seeking community members to serve in board positions with the Friends for 2022.

The mission of the 71-year-old nonprofit organization is to raise awareness of and funds for the city library. To do this, the group operates an all-volunteer bookstore that sells donated books and other materials. In the last year, it has also held two dollar-book sales and will sponsor a Holiday Book Sale Dec. 3-4. The organization also offers a yearly concert series through its Restoration Concerts Committee.

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PHOTO: Henk Friezer | South News | The Friends of the Library sponsors its annual concert series through its Restoration Concerts Committee. Members of the committee attending the recent Oct. 24 concert posed for a photo with the musicians who performed. Friends’ board members are Janet Ervin and Laurie Astle (second and third from left). Members of the committee are (from left) Fely dela Cruz, Ann Erler, Rachel Civen and Betty Emirhanian.

The Board is comprised of 13 positions. In addition to offices for president, vice president, secretary and CFO, additional positions exist for operations, membership, fundraising, communications, outreach and endowment finances. Three positions exist for the Bookstore and the Restoration Concerts Series.

The board currently meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., but discussions are underway to change or vary the meeting dates and times.

The board is seeking individuals who are available to attend meetings and complete projects. Experience in nonprofits, libraries, business operations, fundraising, finance, communications, social media, endowments, management, donor systems, writing, website development, event planning or related fields is desirable.

To express interest in serving, contact Karen Bell, Nominating Committee Chair, at, as soon as possible.