Gift Shop

The FOTL Gift Shop, located on the main floor of the Central Library,

offers a wide variety of products and services.

  • Best seller rental program

  • Greeting and holiday cards

  • Stationery & office supplies

  • Jewelry

  • Specialty gift items

  • Seasonal décor & gifts

  • Childrens books & toys


FOTL Gift Shop

  The Friends Gift Shop





We have a large selection of toys for all ages. 

Shop the Gift Shop for birthday and/ or baby gifts.

Things you didn't know you needed!


Home Decor!

Holiday Items!

Seasonal Items!


10% discount will apply

as the normal discount for regularly priced items 

for members of the FOTL.

Membership card is required. 

Applications will be available

for new patrons to join. 

If FOTL membership is

paid for at time of purchase,

the 10% discount will be applied. 




You can have brand new releases in your hand no later

than the day they hit retail book stores.

 Join our Book Rental Program!  

No up-front fees.

It's a low cost way to be among the first to read the latest fiction or mystery new releases.

Give us a try now!!!

Click HERE for more information and to see the newest books available.













Peggy Barla, A True Volunteer

With more than 3,000 volunteer hours, Peggy Barla loves being at the library. From her earliest memory of living down the street from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Peggy exemplifies a true “fan”of libraries. 

Peggy has spent the past 18 years working in the Friends Gift Shop, located just inside the Central Library’s front doors. She feels that her greatest contribution to the Gift Shop is to see that it keeps running on an even keel.

In addition, she is serving her second three-year term as Chairman of the Friends Gift Store. She contributes her current success to the good help she now has on the Board. Several of her mentors have been Sally Neilson, Dolores McGuire, Jan Lockman and Sharon Hathaway.

When asked what benefit she and others get from working a three-hour shift each week, she said, “You get to meet such nice people, work around such beautiful things and stay active—doing something worthwhile!”

Currently, we are looking for volunteers, like Peggy, who are interested in spending a few hours each week in the Friends Gift Shop. If you are interested, email the Volunteer Services Coordinator, or call (714) 375-5114, to fill out an application. After 3-4 weeks of training (3 hours a week), you too can enjoy sharing the love of libraries!







To volunteer, email the Volunteer Services Coordinator, or call (714) 375-5114. Training and mentoring is provided. 


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