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PO Box 41
Palo Alto
California 94302
USA
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Programs: MAJOR OPERATING PROGRAMS:
1. Grants to enlarge and improve Library collections.
2. Grants for children's programs and services at the libraries.
3. Collecting and disbursing restricted gifts for individual libraries.
4. Advocacy to keep all our libraries open and well-funded.
5. Recycling over a quarter-million books and other items each year
6. Quarterly and monthly newsletters, an annual meeting with guest speaker, and a bookgroup.

Mission:
Raise funds for Library purposes and programs. Encourage bequests and donations to the Library. Foster public support of the Library and its enrichment. Promote knowledge of and interest in the functions, personnel, services and needs of the Library. Encourage closer relations and improved communications between the Library and its patrons. Recycle books.
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11/26/12
In 2013 FOPAL is going to be celebrating 75 years of supporting the Palo Alto Community Libraries. With non-profit status for 30+ years this amazing organization is the best example of book recycling in the peninsula. FOPAL receives and process 40 thousand donated books, holds a book sale the every ... more »
11/26/12
Friends of the Palo Alto Library (the CORRECT name of the nonprofit) has existed for 30 years. Starting small, FOPAL has grown to include approx. 150 volunteers. The objectives of FOPAL include receiving donated books, sorting for subject (biography, history, gardening, etc.), pricing, and shelving... more »
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