Alpine County Friends of the Library


It is official! The Friends of the Alpine County Library have set the dates for 2021! Our Music in the Park lineup is set.

The Little Free Library installations are growing!

Friends ... Meet

August 14th at 9 am in the Markleeville Library.

Imagination Library for Our Children

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is available to all Alpine County children aged 0 to 5. Start by registering your child.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a unique early years book gifting program that mails a brand new, age-appropriate book to enrolled children every month from birth until five years of age, creating a home library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books and reading from an early age. Any community in the USA, Canada or UK may replicate the Imagination Library and sponsor the regular gifting of books to every child under five in their community. Here’s a link to the main site for Imagination Library, but this is only for your information. If you want additional promotional materials let us know so we can sign in to retrieve them for you.

Because of you ...

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!

The Friends also raise money through donations and annual memberships drives as well as the annual Book Sale, selling Death Ride mugs and locally authored books and other merchandise in the Markleeville Library. If you would like to become a member or to renew your membership (due April 1st each year). View our Links and Contact pages.