We give one or more $500.00 Shirley Somes scholarships annually
to adults who are returning to school for training or additional college classes.
For information, email Cindy Unden at:
Your donations are welcome! Please help us support our local graduating seniors.
We Maintain Library Grounds. We work with a team from the Descanso
Garden Club to maintain the library garden.
Volunteers are cheerfully accepted! For information, email Norm Machado at:
See our history section
These photos of historical Descanso sites make great gifts
for a local history buff. (Photos donated by Don Russel.)
Do you have similar photos to donate?
What the Friends do for the library:
- We raise funds to purchase materials
- We pay for special programs and events.
- We volunteer for library activities.
How we organize to accomplish our work:
Any Friends member may volunteer to be a board member by
attending the board meetings (meet monthly on the
second Friday of the month at 9:30 am) and working on one or more of our activities.
Members are always welcome at the board meetings.
Board members discuss and vote on current issues and how to expend
money for items requested by our library manager or needed by a committee
to accomplish specific approved tasks. They join committees to support
specific tasks. Committee chairpersons report back to the board as needed.
Bored? Looking for something to do? Want to make a difference in Descanso?
Volunteer for one of the Friends committees. To volunteer
for any project, please get in touch with the contact person listed.
Become a member.
Volunteer to assist the library staff.
Request a subscription by email.
Suggest a way to bring our activities, projects and/or web
site to attention of potential new members.
Submit an article of interest to local historians, readers, potential
Provide financial support for library materials, equipment and programs.
- Dona Hernandez
Please see our BookRoom Page
Buy your books here and/or volunteer.
Gift Items - Dona Hernandez
See our Gift Items Page
Need a Quick Gift? Buy it from the Friends.
Membership - Rosalie Bowers
"Send a note"
See our Membership Page
or pick up a membership application at the Descanso Branch library.
Friends of the Descanso Library is registered as a
nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and all contributions
are tax deductible.
See our history section for articles about the library
building and history of the Descanso branch.