Welcome to the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library!
The mission of the Friends of the Library of El Dorado County is to support its libraries in El Dorado County, their patrons and staff; to support library and community outreach programs, services and facilities; to enrich the lives of El Dorado County residents by advocating the use of our libraries and to support our libraries through fundraising efforts which include memberships, gifts and endowments.
Funds raised by the El Dorado Hills chapter of El Dorado County Friends of the Library are used to purchase books and other materials (DVDs, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers) and to support children's programming and events. We raise funds through memberships, lobby gift basket and book sales, book sale events, our Bridge and Bunco Tournament Fundraiser, and the spectacular Night at the Library event.
The all volunteer, non-profit El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library raised and contributed $60,227.34 in 2016, essential funds that help make our beloved library an award-winning facility and a gem in our community.
Shocked and saddened by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, in 2017 the EDH FOL Board voted to donate relief funds to a sister FOL group in Port Aransas, Texas. A check for $700 was sent and gratefully received by this small, hardworking group. They not only lost a large portion of the building, they lost their whole collection.
Night at the Library
The Night at the Library, our largest annual fundraising event, took place on Sunday, November 11, 2018. It raised about $20,000 for our library. Participants enjoyed a "Vintage Hollywood" theme, as well as:
- Live music by Just Us, and Daniel Roest, Classical guitarist
- Entertainment by Magical Al
- Food and wine samples from wonderful local restaurants and wineries
- Dozens of silent auction items and drawings for more than $1,000 in amazing prizes
Bridge and Bunco Fundraiser
On March 18, 2018, supporters of the Friends of the Library came together to play favorite group card and dice games with friends old and new, while providing essential support to library programs, collections and services. The event included complimentary light refreshments, and door and cash prizes. Click for more information.
El Dorado Hills Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762