Friends of the Murrieta Library | P.O. Box 235 | Murrieta, CA 92564-0235
A California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

A California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

General Membership Meetings are conducted on odd numbered months only.

Jul. 16, 2024 3:30 p.m.
General Membership Meeting
“National Food Month”

Local Food Critique
Joyce Hansen

Aug. 10, 2024

Town Square Store
Overstock Sale

Aug. 12, 2024 1:30 p.m.

Board Meeting

Sep. 9, 2024 1:30 p.m.

Board Meeting

Sep. 17, 2024 3:30 p.m.
General Membership Meeting
Program to be determined

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Coming up in 2024


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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 93,000 items in its collection, and has 44 public computers with Internet access. An integral part of the Murrieta community, the Library averages 24,000 visitors a month, and checks out an average of 37,000 items monthly. Last year, the Library presented educational and entertaining programs to over 16,000 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 $1,100,000.00 to support the Library. The Friends have donated about $825,000 for many purposes, including:

Approximately $275,000 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 September, 2020)

Town Square Store needs volunteers.
Call the store at
(951) 600-5724
if you can help ! !


Our Most Recent 2023 Brochure is available.
Click here to view.


Click here to view the National Friends of the Libraries proclamation.

Our Latest Updates 2024 FOML Board of Directors

(L-R) Nancy Eberhardt, Nancy Dixon, W. Dan Rexwinkel,
Rita Nastri, Karen Michaud, Evelyn Dial, Kiki Fritschi


Term Expires


Rita Nastri

(Jan '25)

Vice President:

Nancy Dixon

(Jan '25)


Evelyn Dial

(Jan '26)


W. Dan Rexwinkel

(Jan '26)


Karen Michaud

(Jan '26)


Kiki Fritschi

(Jan '25)


Nancy Eberhardt

(Jan '25)

2024 Board of Directors

2024 Bookstore Managers

Corner Bookstore:

Nancy Dixon

Town Square

Laurie Razo
Co-manager Vacant

2024 Program Chairs


Kiki Fritschi


Karen Michaud


Rita Nastri


Nancy Eberhardt



Special Events:

Pat Farmer


Nancy Dixon


Carol Suer


Karen Michaud
Kiki Fritschi

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.

July/August Booknotes Bylaws Revised 6/2015

2023 Meeting Schedule (unless noted with an *)

Board Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month.

General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of
odd numbered months.

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.

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