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Friends of the Library
Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings, the Friends of the Library have cancelled the 2020 summer events Music in the Park and Wine in the Garden.  Click to see the official notice.
Little Free Libraries  promote reading!
Our first Little Free Library--check it out at the Markleeville Library!

The Alpine County Library Commission in cooperation with the Friends of the Library are seeking additional 
Little Free Libraries. These are essentially containers that are used as a book exchange, and are used bycommunity members and by people traveling through. our area..  If you would like to create (or donate) one, please let us know!

There are as many types of Little Free Libraries as there are people!  Here are a few examples to get your mind going: : 
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And here's more information about LFL:

If you’re interested in donating or creating one, or if you have any questions, please contact the Library at 



Did you know you can support the Friends of the Library every time you shop at Go to this site when you shop and Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the Friends! This program benefits Markleeville and Bear Valley Library Friends groups. Thanks for your support and happy shopping!

          Wine in Garden Fundraiser

  • President - Paula Pennington
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Barbara Howard

 First Saturday of the month, 9:00 am,  at the Markleeville Library. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings and are encouraged to get involved!

The main function of the Friends of the Library is to augment the programs and events of the County Library system. They help fund Summer Reading programs, monthly Book Clubs and writing workshops. Likewise they provide financial support for library events such as children's Storytimes, Author Visits, the annual Teddy Bear Parade, and summer Music in the Park series. In addition to programming and events, the Friends fund the purchase of tables, shelving units, signage, magazine subscriptions, and many other items that help the Library thrive. Without the support of the Friends, our Libraries would be very hollow indeed!

Beyond the standard Book Sale, the Friends raise money by selling Death Ride mugs, hosting the
annual Wine in the Garden Fundraiser, and selling locally authored books and other merchandise. The Friends also raise money through donations & annual memberships drives. Click join!