About Us


 2016-2017 FOTL Board Members



Pictured in Front Row (l-r) Ethel Watts, Sheila Plotkin, Terri O'Connor, Bea Hanser, Dorothy Boesch  Second Row (l-r) Larry Utsler, LaRita Gee, Judy McLaren, Cynthia Droeger, Dave Bergevin, Sharon Hathaway, Dolores McGuire, Mary Spafford.  Not pictured: Jean Beres, KC Boelsems, Becky Roepke, Shirley LaBounta, Richard Willhite.  Photo by Larry Utsler



Executive Board Members  
President  Terri O'Connor (president@FOTLHB.com)
First Vice President, Programs  Dorothy Boesch
Assistant Programs  Open ****
Second Vice President, Membership  Sheila Plotkin
Assistant Membership  Dolores McGuire
Third Vice President, Used Book Sales  Becky Roepke
Assistant Used Book Sales  Richard Willhite
Fourth Vice President, Gift Shop  Sharon Hathaway
Asistant Gift Shop  Open ****
Recording Secretary  Mary Spafford
Corresponding Secretary  Larry Utsler
Treasurer Judy McLaren 
Treasurer Emeritus  Ethel Watts
Committee Chairpersons  
Hospitality  KC Boelsems
Assistant Hospitality  Shirley LaBounta
Drawing Prize Coordinator  Bea Hanser
Newsletter  Dave Bergevin (Newsletter@fotlhb.com)
Asst. Newsletter LaRita Gee
Publicity Jean Beres
Digital Communications Cynthia Droeger
Marketing Sharalyn Castro
Historian  Pam Voegelie
Telephone  Shirley LaBounta
Parliamentarian  Sheila Plotkin
FOTCL Liaison  Sheila Plotkin
Library Liaison  Monica Miltko

* To volunteer, email President@FOTLHB.com



FOTL monetary support for the HB Library Collection 

Ebooks                                                  $ 44,000.00

Digital Resources (EBSCO)                  $ 12,995.00

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

Thomann Donation                                 $  1,000.00  

Books                                                      $140,000.00

Branch Books                                          $  16,000.00


Total                                                         $233,995.00            




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