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The Friends of the Del Mar Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all-volunteer organization created to support and enhance the Del Mar Library. Through donations, memberships, grants and book sales, we help fund new books, library improvements, and a wide range of adult, teen and children's programs.


It is the Friends mission to help the branch be responsive to the needs of the community, support the San Diego County Library system in implementing its programs, and maintain an association of persons interested in promoting literacy. 

Children reading book together


The Friends-sponsored adult, teen and children's programs include Toddler Story Times, Summer Reading Challenge, Bluegrass concerts, Yoga, Bridge, and much more. In-person events are back on a limited basis. 

Woman Reading a Book


One of our favorite activities is selecting and donating new books to the Del Mar Library through the Friends Express program. Check out the new titles below, or on the carousel as you enter the library.

Oil painting of the Del Mar Library by Mac McMillan 2009


Since 1982, the Friends have been an essential part of the Del Mar Library. Read about the journey to raise awareness and funds to purchase the Craftsman-era building to create a library that is the pride of the Del Mar community.

Check out the photo gallery showing our many fun events, our lovely building and grounds, and the history of the Del Mar Library.



Pat Freeman

Lynn Cox             

Suzie Schudson 

Liz From 

Terry Kopanski 

Mary Murrell  

President and Treasurer

Secretary and Newsletter Editor

Book Sales and Website

Friends Express Books and Website



We welcome new members and new ideas for how best to serve the Library and community. Find out more about our current volunteer opportunities.



Barbara Anderson 

Edie Anderson

Shirley Bone

Charles Bone

Bob Boynton

Ann Braciszewski

Jill Cary

Linda Castile

Bette Coates

Mark Coates

Donna Codd

Fred Dawn

Mary Farrell

Anne Feiss
Kathy Finnell 

Marty Gigler

Eileen Gurll

Francis Gurll

Jan Heinzmann

Diane Holker

Joe Jelley

Barbara Judy

Peter Kaye

Sheleah Maloney

Barbara Mandel

Linda Martin

Sandy McCay
Vernie McGowen

Jan McMillan

Anne Merritt

Bill Michalsky

Mary Morgan

Dorothy Newton

Al Oakes

Bobby Oakes

George Pache

Janine Pack

Sharon Patterson

Marion Perlman

Donna Peterson

Rachel Reed

Freda Reid

Thelma Rose

Harold Rose

Nelda Smart

Randall Stoke

Catherine Stoll

Dorene Tetrault

Joy Turner-Thrall

Keton Van Kemper

Mary Varga

Jacqueline Winterer

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