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

* Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

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

Inlandia Institute’s
Cati Porter
will speak after the meeting.

No meetings in December

Jan. 13, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Jan. 21, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Annual Meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Hint: Jeri Westerson

Jan. 10, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Feb. 18, 2020 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Hint: Rebecca Farnbach

Click on the underlined links to learn more ! !

Coming up in 2019-20


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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 $1,000,000.00 to support the Library. The Friends have donated about $735,000 for many purposes, including:

Approximately $265,000 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 February, 2019)

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


Our New Friends Brochure is available.
Click here to view.


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

Our Latest Updates


2019 FOML Board Members and Advisors

(L-R) Rita Nastri, Tim DeChenne, Maggie Pilotte, Carol Carson, Nancy Dixon, W. Dan Rexwinkel, Karen Michaud, Pat Farmer, and Elise Malkowski.

Corner Bookstore:

Nancy Dixon

Town Square

Maggie Pilotte
Laurie Razo

2019 Program Chairs


Maggie Pilotte
Judy Call


Karen Michaud




Nancy Dixon


Polly Filanc

Special Events:



Nancy Dixon


Carol Suer



2019 Bookstore Managers


Rita Nastri

Vice President:

Nancy Dixon


Pat Farmer


Carol Carson


Karen Michaud


Orelia Moore


W. Dan Rexwinkel

2019 Board of Directors

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

2019 Meeting Schedule (unless noted with an *)

Board Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month

General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month,

except July, August and December

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