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Friends of the Library (FOTL) are volunteers who support the Huntington Beach Public Library through volunteer work, membership donations, fund-raising activities and by encouraging gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library.

Ways To Support The HB Library

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Donate Books

Buy Used Books

Buy from the Friends Gift Shop


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Attention All FOTL Members

**Update from the Friends of the Huntington Beach Library**

Your vote counts!

Due to the continuing restrictions of the Corona Virus and being able to hold an in-person annual meeting, the election of the 2021-2022 Executive Board of Directors for the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library will take place on-line once again this year.  By holding the elections online the FOTL can continue to move forward with important support elements for the Huntington Beach Public Library.


On Monday, May 17, an on-line election ballot will be emailed that includes the slate of board members and any write in nominations.  The on-line ballot should take less than five minutes to complete.   On-line voting must be completed by Friday, May 21 at 5:00pm (PDT).

During these unprecedented times, your support in this process is vitally important so the FOTL can continue its support of the HBPL. 

Between now and Friday, May 14, nominations from the floor for any position may be made and will be accepted at the following link:  FOTLHB Nomination from the Floor .  Be sure to indicate the name and position in the box provided.

Below is the 2021/2022 executive board of directors slate for your consideration.

Friends of the Huntington Beach Library

Executive Board of Directors Nominees


President– Dina Chavez

1st Vice President Programs– MaryEllen Ellick

Programs Assistant– Open

2nd Vice President Membership– Mary Spafford

Membership Assistant– Dolores McGuire

3rd Vice President Used Books– Valerie DeMartino

Used Books Assistant– Tracy Rizzo

4th Vice President Gift Shop– Sharon Hathaway

Gift Shop Assistant– Open

Recording Secretary– Cathy Rennie

Corresponding Secretary– Patricia Hoffman

Treasurer– Martha Elliott

Assistant Treasurer– Joseph Dragicevich

Parliamentarian– Dorothy Boesch



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:30 - 12:30 and 2:30 - 4:30

Visa/Mastercard credit/debit card accepted for minimum purchases of $10.
FOTL and FOCHL members receive 10% discount on regularly priced merchandise. 
Membership card must be presented. 

All proceeds are donated to the Library. 

While the Rental Book program has been discontinued, the inventory of books from the program are being sold in the Gift Shop at bargain prices.



Huntington Beach Public Library Grab & Go Service
Beginning October 12, Huntington Beach Public Library will reopen to the public with some changes and a new “Grab & Go” service in place for the safety of our community.
Our “Grab & Go” service will begin with modified services and hours at Central Library. Our branch locations at Oak View, Main Street, Banning and Helen Murphy will remain closed for now.
Central Library “Grab & Go” Schedule:
     Monday - Thursday: 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm
     Tuesday: 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm
     Friday - Saturday: 9am to 1pm
     Sunday: Closed
What services will be available during “Grab & Go” at Central Library?
  • Book and media collections will be available for browsing and checkout to the public. All visits are limited to one hour.
  • Please continue to pick up holds through our Sidewalk Service during open hours. Holds will not be available for pickup in the        building. Visit hbpl.org to learn more about Sidewalk Service.
  • Adult Computer Lab will be open by reservation and drop in. Patrons can log on for up to one hour in a single session per day. Printing is available with credit card or exact change. The Children’s Computer Lab will remain temporarily closed.
  • Research & Information and Library Accounts assistance will be available from our staff in-person.
  • Virtual storytimes and library programs will continue. For a full list of programs, visit: hbpl.libcal.com
Temporarily Closed Services:
  • Seating, Tables, Study Rooms, and Room Rentals
  • One Fine Blend Coffee Cart
  • Friends of the Library Gift Shop
  • Friends of the Library Used Bookstore.
  • Genealogy Area
  • Veterans Resource Center
  • Literacy Center
  • Makerspace
  • In-person Storytimes
  • Periodicals
  • Children’s Computer Lab
  • No donations will be accepted at this time.
As State restrictions gradually lift, we hope to reopen these services soon.
What safety measures will be in place?
Per State COVID-19 guidelines, the following safety measures will be implemented:
• Total occupancy at Central Library will be limited to a maximum of 100 people at a time. All visits are limited to one hour.
• Temperature checks will be taken at the main entrance. Any visitor with a fever of 100.4 F or higher or with COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to return at another time.
• Properly worn face masks will be required for all visitors and staff.
• Plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer stations, and social distancing signs will be placed throughout the library.
• Enhanced cleaning procedures will be in place to disinfect surfaces throughout the day.
• Public restrooms will be limited to one visitor at a time.
• No food or drink is permitted.
We will adjust our guidelines and services accordingly as state and county guidelines change. Thank you all for your understanding and patience.

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