How You Can Help

WishlistTo help the Friends of the Gilroy Library operate more efficiently and effectively on behalf of Gilroy Library programs.

Things we need could be new or used, if functioning

Cash Register – Will replace cash box, permit issuing receipts, allow calculations and locking storage.

People we need

Members – we always look for new members to participate.

Bookstore staff– Open the bookstore, shelve donations, make book sales, straighten shelves.  Goal:  to have bookstore open all hours when library is open.  Training will be provided.

Please use “contact us” for further information on the wishlist!  Thank You!

Other ways to help:

Join the Board – all board positions up for election, September 2024 – Attend the General Meeting at 7 PM to get an update on Friends’ activities and potential library changes.


Sign up with GoodShop, get discount$ on a wide range of your shopping needs, and have a percentage of your purchases go towards Friends of the Gilroy Library. It’s a win-win! 😃.

All you need to do is:

  • Sign up at , create your GoodShop account
  • Find a Cause – e.g. Friends of the Gilroy Library
  • Get discount/coupon codes to participating businesses
  • Suggestion: It’s best to use for larger purchases or sites you use often

Some Major Participating Businesses:

  1. Amazon
  2. AT&T Internet & Mobility
  3. BestBuy
  4. Best Western
  5. Caesar’s Palace
  6. Cars Direct
  7. Etsy
  8. Hilton Hotels
  9. Kohls
  10. HomeDepot
  11. Lowes
  12. Marriott Bonvoy
  13. Rite Aid
  14. Staples
  15. Target
  16. Verizon Wireless

Benevity and YourCause

Benevity and YourCause connects employers and employees to charitable organizations. 

If your employer isn’t signed up with Benevity or YourCause, they may have their own program that enable employees to conveniently support charitable organizations. For instance, HP has a matching gift program, with Friends of the Gilroy Library as beneficiary.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions about any of the above.