No meetings in December

Jan. 14, 2019 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Jan. 15, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Annual Meeting
and Elections
in the Library
Community Room.

Kim Gerrish
from Michelle’s Place
will speak afterwards.

Feb. 19, 2019 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Author Eve Gaal

will speak afterwards

Mar. 11, 2019 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Mar. 19, 2019 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Author Jeff Spalsbury
will speak afterwards.

Click on the underlined links to learn more ! !

Coming up in 2019


Welcome to the Friends of the Murrieta Library website. We hope you can find your way around easily. If you would like to know more about us, please click on any of the menu buttons at the top of this page.

Mission Statement

As the Friends of the Murrieta Library, our mission is to support the Murrieta Public Library through fund-raising, advocacy and volunteerism, and to promote awareness of and support for the Library as it serves the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of our Community.

The Murrieta Public Library

The current 25,000 square foot Murrieta Public Library opened its doors on March 17, 2007. It houses over 89,000 items in its collection, and has 44 public computers with Internet access. An integral part of the Murrieta community, the Library averages 26,000 visitors a month, and checks out an average of 37,000 items monthly. Last year, the Library presented educational and entertaining programs to 10,000 children, teens and adults.

How the Friends Help the Library

The Friends of the Murrieta Library support the Library by fundraising, promoting the Library, and volunteering - in the Library, in the community, and in Friends’ projects. Since its founding in 1996, The Friends of the Murrieta Library has raised over $820,000 to support the Library. The Friends have donated over $635,000 for many purposes, including:

Approximately $185,000 remains available to meet future Library needs, and is invested in the Dorothy Renon Fund and other funds, which were created to support the Library.

Friends’ members support and assist the Library in many ways, depending on their individual talents and interests, through activities such as:

Volunteer Positions

We need volunteers willing to give of their time and talent. If you are interested and would like more information, call our bookstores at 677-5350 or 600-5724.

(Statistics updated July, 2016)

2017 FOML Board Members and Advisors (2018 Board Picture is coming soon . . . Really!)

(L-R) Allyson Quinlan, Rita Nastri, Aimée Fitch, Carol Carson, Elise Malkowski, Nancy Dixon, Lela Llorens, Gary Grim, and Maggie Pilotte,


Rita Nastri


Pat Farmer


Carol Carson


Nancy Dixon


Karen Michaud


Allyson Quinlan


W. Dan Rexwinkel

2018 Board of Directors

Corner Bookstore Manager:

Nancy Dixon

Town Square
Bookstore Managers:

Maggie Pilotte
Laurie Razo


Maggie Pilotte
Judy Call


Karen Michaud


Cathy Brice


Nancy Dixon


Lela Llorens

Special Events:

Lela Llorens

Telephone Tree:

Julie Francis

Ways and Means:

Sandra Lucas

 Sunshine Chairperson:

Carol Suer



2018 Program Chairs

If you know of anyone who is ill, had an accident, lost a loved one or just needs a friendly card, please leave a message at either bookstore.

November BookNotes Bylaws Revised 6/2015

Friends of the Murrieta Library | P.O.Box 235 | Murrieta, CA 92564

2018 Meeting Schedule (unless noted with an *)

Board Meetings: 2nd Monday of odd # months

General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month,

except July, August and December

Our Latest Updates

Useful Links

Video Link to:
A History of the Friends.

Link to Books Online

Friends of the Murrieta Library Storefront

Link to:
Murrieta Library website.

Donate to the Friends

Starting January, 2019, Board of Directors Meetings will be held on odd numbered months only.


Mayor declares week in October as National Friends of the Libraries Week.

Click here to view the proclamation.



Volunteer Appreciation
Event Photos
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