Friends of the Gilroy Library

BOOKSTORE HOURS beginning May 10, 2021

Monday through Friday, 1-3 pm.

Hours will continue to be adjusted as library hours change.   Masks are expected.

BAG SALE, Saturday, February 12, 2022   

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On tables displayed on the terrace, we will have many paperback books, dvds, cds and many other boxes of books available for your own selection.  Prices vary from 50 cents for paperbacks to $1 for hard back books, dvds, and cds.  Or make your own bag from these selections, $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.

Credit card purchase available for purchases of over $5.00.  Masks are expected.

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Lani Yoshimura is retiring after 46 years of service as Community Librarian at the Gilroy Library.  In lieu of gifts, Lani has requested to please consider making a donation to the Friends of the Gilroy Library by PayPal at:

If you prefer to make a donation by mail, please send your check to:

Friends of the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA  95020

Thank you for supporting the Friends and the Gilroy Library!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the temporary closures of public libraries and bookstores across the country, you and your patrons can access the digital issue of BookPage through Click on the arrow to page through the issue.


Wednesday  March 2, 2022  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

      In person, at the library, upstairs meeting room  


The Gilroy Library, a staple in Gilroy and valued asset to the South County community, provided the first step in the healing process for victims of the tragic shooting at the Garlic Festival, offering a welcoming and familiar environment to connect with agencies and services they needed. “Lani Yoshimura and the Gilroy Library staff were instrumental in making the library available to the partner organizations and still maintaining open hours to the public to give residents a welcoming place to go,” said Diane Roche, director of communications and marketing for the Santa Clara County Library District.


A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens


Tote bags now in PURPLE, too!!!  Still only $2.

Artist Kelly Hayes and Kelly’s mom and Friends of the Gilroy Library volunteer Carol Schweppe display the new sandwich board sign directing library users to the Friends’ Book Store.

Friends’ Tote Bags! On sale. Buy one for yourself and a gift for your friends and family. Combine with your membership renewal or a gift membership for someone special! Only $2 while they last!

Babar and friends welcome customers to the Friends of the Gilroy Library Book Store.

As FRIENDS, we …

  • promote the public use and community support of the Gilroy Library,
  • foster appreciation of Library’s value as a cultural and educational asset to the community,
  • encourage the extension and improvement of Library services.

Join us!

As shown in the slide show above, Friends of the Gilroy Library contribute to many programs at the Gilroy Library.

As of January 1, 2018, book prices are as follows: Saturday Bag of Book price – Members $5 and Non-members $8.   The price for regular paperback books is 50 cents each, and both trade paperbacks, large paperbacks and hardcover books are $1.00 each.  DVDs are $1.00 each, CDs 2 for $1.  Blu-ray discs $2.00 each.  Members enjoy a 25% discount on other purchases.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Friends of the Gilroy Library!  Contributors from Benevity have had their donations doubled (more information here and through YourCause (!  Both new memberships and membership renewals through Paypal, allow us to cut costs!  Financial donations enable us to support the wide ranging Gilroy Library programs.

Thank you!