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Friends of the Library

The Alpine County Library Commission in cooperation with the Friends of the Library is seeking 
talented, resourceful people to help create Little Free Libraries (LFL). If you’re not familiar 
with LFL, they are essentially a book exchange for community members. In this case, they would be 
an extension our Library system.

Library staff & volunteers, along with the Commission and Friends would stock and maintain these 
throughout the year. Likely places for Little Free Libraries would include outside the Library, at 
campgrounds, at Kirkwood, and possibly inside/outside area businesses.

Check out this flyer for examples of Little Free Libraries found in other communities. They can be 
made from just about anything, but we are asking they be waterproof (since they will be mostly 
outdoors) and able to hold about 30 books. Recycled materials work great!

There are as many types of Little Free Libraries as there are people so be creative and think 
outside the box! Here;s a few examples to get your mind going: 
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Click on these links for more information on LFL:

If you’re interested in this project or have any questions, please contact the Library at 


Did you know you can support the Friends of the Library every time you shop at Go to this site when you shop and Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the Friends! This program benefits Markleeville and Bear Valley Library Friends groups. Thanks for your support and happy shopping!

          Wine in Garden Fundraiser

  • President - Paula Pennington
  • Secretary - Barbara Howard 
  • Treasurer - Marge Holdridge 

9:00 am in the Markleeville Library on the first Saturday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and get involved!

The main function of the Friends of the Library is to augment the programs and events of the County Library system. They help fund Summer Reading programs, monthly Book Clubs and writing workshops. Likewise they provide financial support for library events such as children's Storytimes, Author Visits, the annual Teddy Bear Parade, and summer Music in the Park series. In addition to programming and events, the Friends fund the purchase of tables, shelving units, signage, magazine subscriptions, and many other items that help the Library thrive. Without the support of the Friends, our Libraries would be very hollow indeed!

Beyond the standard Book Sale, the Friends raise money throughout the year by selling Death Ride mugs, hosting the
annual Wine in the Garden Fundraiser, and selling locally authored books and other merchandise. The Friends also raise money through donations & annual memberships drives. If you would like to become a member, please click here.

For updated, detailed information, check out the
NEW! Friends of the Library Website!

Upcoming Events:

Wine in the Garden Fundraiser
Saturday July 16, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at the Markleeville Library Park.

Summer 2016 Music in the Park
Select weekend evenings at the Markleeville Library Park.