About Us


 2017-2018 FOTL Board Members

From Left to Right:

Back Row: Dorothy Boesch, Kathy Patten, Mary Spafford, Dolores McGuire, Jacquiline Brodt, Carol Rice

Front Row:Sheila Plotkin, Brenda Baldwin, Pat Hoffman

From Left to Right:

Back Row:  Sharon Hathaway, Steve SanMarchi, LaRita Gee, Ellen HopeKearns

Front Row: KC Boelsems, Dave Bergevin



Executive Board Members  
President Dorothy Boesch (president@FOTLHB.com)
First Vice President, Programs Dina Chavez
Assistant Programs Open****
Second Vice President, Membership Dolores McGuire
Assistant Membership Open****
Third Vice President, Used Book Sales Brenda Baldwin
Assistant Used Book Sales Becky Roepke
Fourth Vice President, Gift Shop Sharon Hathaway
Asistant Gift Shop Open ****
Recording Secretary Mary Spafford
Corresponding Secretary KC Boelsems
Treasurer Pat Hoffman
Treasurer Emeritus Steve San Marchi
Committee Chairpersons  
Hospitality Jacqueline Brodt
Assistant Hospitality Grace Baglione
Drawing Prize Coordinator Open
Newsletter Randy Hagihara (Newsletter@fotlhb.com)
Asst. Newsletter LaRita Gee , Betty Yee
Publicity Carol Rice
Digital Communications Cynthia Droeger
Public Relations Open****
Historian Open ****
Parliamentarian Sheila Plotkin
FOTCL Liaison Sheila Plotkin
Library Liaison Monica Miltko

***** To volunteer, email monica.miltko@surfcity-hb.org



2017/2018 Library Fiscal Year - Oct.1 - Sept. 31

FOTL monetary support for the HB Library Collection 

Ebooks                                                  $ 45,000.00

Media (DVD's, Books on CD, CD's       $ 20,000.00 

Thomann Donation                                $  1,000.00  

Books                                                   $155,000.00

Branch Books                                       $  17,000.00


Total                                                         $238,000.00            


January 2018: Donation  to FOTL from the Friends Gift Shop:  $20,000.00

January 2018: Used Books donated 3 sets of encyclopedias to local HB schools, 22 boxes of books to the OC jail system and several boxes of books were sent to the Philippines.  



Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library is an autonomous volunteer organization governed by its own by-laws and Board of Directors.  While cooperative and supportive relations between FOTL and the Library Board and staff is encouraged, all decisions affecting FOTL activities and policies must be made by the FOTL Board of Directors.  Click here to read the FOTL by-laws.

Each year, FOTL gives thousands of volunteer hours in support of the Library. In addition, our Used Book and Gift Shop sale profits have made possible a donation of $1.9 million dollars in the past ten years.  The FOTL Board works closely with the Library Staff (below) to determine needs and allocation of the funds to various programs.

To view the 2015 FOTL IRS 990 Tax Form, click HERE

To view photos of FOTL activities and programs, click HERE