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

Apr. 13, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting - Location
to be determined

Apr. 21, 2020 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting in the
Library Community Room.
Vincent Sweeney
will talk of WWII POW’s

May 11, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

May 19, 2020 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting in the
Library Community Room.
Bonnie Martland
& Karen Michaud
Two Women Who Dared
(The 19th Amendment)

Jun. 8, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Board meeting in the
Library Community Room.

June 16, 2020 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting in the
Library Community Room.

Local Author

will speak afterwards.

June 20, 2020

Sidewalk Overstock Sale
at the Corner Store

Click on the underlined links to learn more ! !

Coming up in 2020

BOTH Stores are temporarily closed as a COVID-19 precaution.


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.

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


Rita Nastri

Vice President:

Nancy Dixon


Evelyn Dial


Carol Carson


Karen Michaud


Pat Farmer


W. Dan Rexwinkel

2020 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.

March/April 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.

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Postponed Programs