Community Projects Grant

The Simi Valley Friends of the Library were one of many local 501(c)(3) nonprofits that applied to the 2023-24 Community Projects Grant Program. We are very grateful we were chosen to receive a $10,000 grant.  This money will be used for the purchase of a dedicated collection of library materials which will be housed in the coming mobile library van.  The Friends are also helping with the purchase of the van which will serve all areas of Simi.

Honoring Our Volunteers

Recently we honored volunteers who help out at our Simi Valley Friends of the Library Bookstore. Volunteers were treated to a dinner from Presto Pasta and some candy and treats reminding them they are “sweet” to volunteer. The festivities took place in the lovely rose garden of the Simi Valley Library . Volunteers help us to sort through the many book donations we receive as well as shelve and organize books in our store. Some volunteer their time by serving as cashiers. We also recognized Susan Miller as our volunteer of the year. Congratulations to Susan who committed more than 700 hours last year to our store, and to all of our wonderful volunteers!

SVFOL Celebrates 50 Years

On Tuesday, November 19th, we celebrated 50 years of supporting the community of Simi Valley and its library. After a brief meeting where the 2020 board members were elected, founding board member, Fran Harders, spoke and shared how our chapter began and the transformations the group has undergone throughout the years. Simi Valley City Councilwoman Elaine Litster shared how reading has shaped her and how grateful she is for our city’s library and our support of it. Library Director Kelly Behle discussed some of the recent library events, programs and services, including Hoopla, which were made possible through our financial support.