About the Friends...

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library is a California-based group of avid library advocates dedicated to enhancing the Thousand Oaks Library with support services and intellectual and cultural programs that enrich the lives of area residents of all ages.

The role of auxiliary library groups like the Friends has become more critical in light of escalating budgetary constraints, and the library-affiliated needs of a growing community.

The organization was initially founded as a committee in 1961, and later achieved its IRS non-profit status.  It continues to be run exclusively by volunteers, some of whom have been involved for more than twenty years!  

Friends' financial support of the Thousand Oaks Library to date has made possible the acquisition and/or sponsorship of:

The Friends also raised more than $50,000 of the $100,000 shortfall in funds needed to replace books lost in the 1994 earthquake.

Please visit our Membership page to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Friend and the Endowment Fund page to learn how your donation could benefit present and future generations of library patrons.  Membership dues and donations are used almost in their entirety to support the Friends endeavors.

You can count on us to continue our efforts - we hope we can count on you for your support!


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Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.