Welcome to the Friends of the Los Banos Library website. We hope you can join us!



 

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Los Banos Library
1312 S. 7th Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209)826-5254

 

 

 


 


BOOK STORE

The Friends of the Los Banos Library maintains an online bookstore. We currently have some great books and CD's.  Please stop by and check out our selection!   
Click here to visit our online book store.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Tiny Tales & Crafts on Thursdays at 10:30 am

Bilingual Story Time on Fridays at 10:30 am

Sensory Playgroup on Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

WHAT'S A LIBRARY CARD WORTH?
Ever wonder how much you save by having a library card? Click below to use our savings calculator and see how much you save in a year.
Seee how much you save by going to the library

 

 

 
FOTLBL DOCUMENTS
FOTLBL Bylaws PDF

Volunteer PDF

Membership Renewal Form

Articles of Incorporation

 

Friends & Foundations Fact Sheets

1: How to Organize a Friends Group

2: Fundraising Campaigns

3: A Checklist for Planning Successful Programs

4: How to Organize an Academic Friends Group

5: How to Organize a Teen Friends of the Library Group

6: How to Organize a Friends of a School Library Group

7: How to Revitalize Your Friends Group

8: Getting Involved with Literacy Programs

9: Planning a Book and Author Event

10: The Role of the Friends Board

11. The Role of Library Trustees

12. Designating a Literary Landmark

13. Checklist for Advocacy

14. Friends Board Development

15. Moving To Center Stage in the Community and on Campus

16. How to Organize a Foundation

17. Getting and Keeping Members

18. Branch Friends of the Library

19. A Checklist for Friends Board Strategic Planning

20. Friends Board Diversity

21. State Friends

22. Guidelines for Giving

23. Advocacy Campaigns: Legal Limits on Spending for Non-Profits

24. Planned Giving: What You Need to Know

25. Sample Memorandum of Understanding

26. Library Support for Friends Activities

27. When Friends Aren't Friendly


OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, PLEASE JOIN US!

We invite you join the Friends of the Los Banos Library and support us so we can continue to provide stability and support for our lovely library. Your membership donation will enable us to continue to fund and grow our library. 
Even with all the budget cuts we have been able to paint the interior of the library, display local artistís work and provide funding for library personnelís extra hours. We also make a number of magazine subscriptions available, host a weekly story time and summer reading programs for kids. Adult literacy tutoring is another service we offer the community. Please join us in keeping our library active, vibrant and relevant.


DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP FORM! CLICK HERE


MEETINGS
Please join us for our quarterly meetings at the Library. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday in the months of February, May, September and December at 6:15pm. Learn about how we're enriching our community by supporting our library and how you can make a difference. We're looking forward to seeing You there!


LIBRARY INFORMATION
The Los Banos Branch of the Merced County Library is located at 1312 7th Street, Los Banos Ca, 93536. The library phone number is 209-826-5254. The Los Banos Library works hard to serve the community and has the support of over 100 San Joaquin Valley Libraries and is part of the Merced County Library System. The Merced County Library System holds 400,000 items in its collections for patron use.


HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD Come into the Los Banos Library to register for a library card, and access a world of unlimited information. 
For more information, click here

Library Card Applications
Adult - English | Spanish 
Children - English | Spanish


BENEFITS OF A LIBRARY CARD
You can use the Online Catalog (ValleyCat) to search all the titles and authors available to adults and young people throughout the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS). If you don't have a computer at home, come into the library and browse using our ValleyCat computers. If the book or material you want is in the system, you can request it be sent to the Los Banos Library for check out! Whether your interest is fiction or nonfiction, our books and materials have you covered. Add to that the more than three million (and increasing) items in the San Joaquin Valley Library System, and you have an unending source of new information available each day.

 


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