About Us

The El Dorado Hills chapter of the El Dorado County Friends of the Library has raised nearly $500,000 for the El Dorado Hills Library since the library was built in 2006. The organization provides essential funds to purchase books and other materials (DVDs, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers) and to support children’s programming and events. As the library's budget is slashed and resources strained year after year, the community support of the EDH Friends of the Library becomes even more vital to maintaining this educational and social jewel in our community.

View our recent County Friends of the Library newsletters and sign up to stay informed!

Join and Support

The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library relies on memberships to support its work. Every library supporter can join for only $10 per year. Family membership is $20, a business membership is $30 and you can become a lifetime member for $250. Join through the El Dorado County website today. You can also download and print the Membership Form, and mail it with your check to the address on the form.

Members receive early entry to five used book sales held each year. Books are sold for only $1.00 a pound. Our member-only priority sales open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the book sale opens to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Friends of the Library appreciates donations! In addition to becoming a member, here are other ways you can donate:
  • Donate used books to the Friends of the Library Used Book Sales and Honor Lobby Sales. Books can be brought to donation boxes at the library, and at the El Dorado Hills locations of Raley's and Safeway grocery stores.
  • Contribute useful items, books and tchotchkes to the Lobby Gift Basket sales.
  • Have your business or ask your favorite business to donate raffle and silent auction items to the annual Night at the Library event. See our Night at the Library wish list for more ways to support that event. 
  • Financial contributions beyond membership will be put to use immediately.
Lobby Gift Basket Sales are available during library hours
Lobby Gift Basket sales are available 
during open library hours

Volunteer

The organization is run entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at a book sale event, helping with another event, or serving the organization as a leader or committee member, please email us.

General/board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July). We meet at the EDH Library in the Community Meeting Room at 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. for socializing, and get down to business from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

Our board members and leaders for 2016 are: 
President: Marilyn Marcroft
Vice-President: Susan Macaluso
Treasurer: Alice Smolarski
Secretary: Carolyn Van Ravenswaay
Membership Chair: Pat Parsons
Advisor / Historian: Ruth B Self
Corresponding Secretary: Joyce Sobelman
Hospitality Chair: Paula Autry
Publicity Chair: Karen Brown
Fundraising Chair: OPEN
Used Book Sales Chair: Sharon Booth
Treasurer's Assistant: Althea Hurley
Chamber of Commerce Liaison: Susan Macaluso
Lobby Honor Book Sales: Ruth Self
Volunteer Hours Recorder: Jim Curtis
Gift Baskets: Cathy Curtis
Newspaper Editor: Art Garcia
Budget Committee: Marilyn Marcroft, Nancy McMahon, and Jim Curtis
Raley's Book Drop Pick-ups: Donna and Dwight Brown
Safeway's Book Drop Pick-ups: Marilyn and Dick Marcroft
Book Sale Signs Set-up/Take Down: Nancy and Denny McMahon

Open positions in 2017

We are now recruiting volunteers to fill the following positions for the 2017 term:
  • Fundraising Chair

Please email us if you are interested in learning more.