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

Sep. 26, 2020 10 am to 5 pm

Sidewalk Overstock Sale

(Click above link for details)

Oct. 12, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Board meeting - to be conducted online.

Oct 20, 2020 10:00 a.m.

General Meeting Online.
Click here to join meeting.
Bonnie Martland
Karen Michaud

will perform
Two Women Who Dared.

Nov. 9, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Board meeting - to be conducted online.

Nov 17, 2020 10:00 a.m.

General Meeting - to be conducted online.

Vincent Sweeney

will speak about
WWII POW’s afterwards.

No meetings in December

Jan. 11, 2021 1:30 p.m.

Board meeting - to be conducted online.

Jan. 19, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting - to be conducted online.

Local author


will speak afterwards.

Click on the underlined links to learn more ! !

Coming up in 2020/21

Our General Meetings will be conducted on Zoom. Use your computer or tablet (with a camera and microphone) and click on the program link 15 minutes before the program begins.


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 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


2020 FOML Board Members and Advisors

(L-R) Carol Carson, Dan Rexwinkel, Nancy Dixon, Karen Michaud, Rita Nastri, Pat Farmer, Maggie Pilotte, Elise Malkowski, and Evelyn Dial


Rita Nastri

Vice President:

Nancy Dixon


Evelyn Dial


Carol Carson


Karen Michaud


Pat Farmer


W. Dan Rexwinkel

2020 Board of Directors

Corner Bookstore:

Nancy Dixon

Town Square

Maggie Pilotte
Laurie Razo

2020 Program Chairs


Maggie Pilotte
Judy Call


Karen Michaud


Rita Nastri


Pat Farmer


Polly Filanc

Special Events:

Pat Farmer


Nancy Dixon


Carol Suer


Rita Nastri
Karen Michaud

2020 Bookstore Managers

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.

September/October BookNotes Bylaws Revised 6/2015

2020 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

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We really need book donations! Do you have books you would like to donate but the Town Square hours are limited? Call Art at 951.265.8701 and he will arrange to meet you at
the Town Square Store so that you can drop off
those books.