The Friends of the San Diego Public Library (FSDPL) represent nearly 5000 individuals who join voluntary efforts to support the San Diego City Library System: Central and all Branches. The Friends consistently have made substantial contributions to augment the library’s book budget, and it has become an advocacy voice on library issues.
The FSDPL is a tax exempt corporation and as the Parent Operations Center overlooks the 35 affiliated branch library chapters, The FSDPL offers the chapters both help and direction and makes every effort to keep all the members and the public informed about city library budget and other library matters.
The FSDPL is a member of both national FOL-USA and CAL-Friends. We are considered the third largest Friends in the USA; currently, we are one of the most financially successful.
Over the past several years, FSDPL has been able to contribute to the city’s library system gifts—used principally for new books—of over $250,000 annually! Our contributions have been used to augment the ever shrinking multi-million dollar library budget.
Every branch chapter has been part of this success. It is done by the gifts of time—a 100% volunteer involvement by young and old alike!