Friends of the Camarillo Library

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


4101 Las PosasCamarillo, CA 93010 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Camarillo Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation run totally by volunteers. Its mission focuses on bringing to the attention and interest of the Camarillo community on the services and facilities of the Camarillo Library. The Friends helps support the Library by providing funding of new book and magazine purchases, library materials and supplies, and year-round library programs for children through seniors.


The Friends of the Camarillo Library is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Camarillo Public Library. The Friends operates a bookstore (located adjacent to the library) that sells gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks that are donated by the generous public. The funds from the bookstore sales, along with membership dues, monetary donations, and bequests, goes towards advancing our mission. The Friends continues to strive to annually donate an average of $200,000 (pre-COVID) to the library.


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by Megan S. (March 23, 2016)
I have felt very welcome at this organization. It is a highly organized retail environment run solely by volunteers with donations/purchases made by the public. As it is a retail environment, encompassing all positions of a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Thus, you need to read the position descriptions carefully before committing to one that you may not be physically capable of completing. There are positions that accommodate all physical abilities. My three years of volunteering with this organization has afforded upward mobility with increased responsibility and variety of tasking. I've gained many new friends. The biggest reward is knowing the contribution that is being made to the Camarillo Public Library.
by nancy m. (February 29, 2016)
I was given the job of cleaning the books, stickers come off and price books. There was no one there to talk to until a nice lady appeared. You must lift heavy boxes after you are done with the books. Sitting for 4 hours is also a trial if you cannot do that. The only thing they have you do is cleaning. I had hoped it would be more friendly and fun. It was not. Be careful if you cannot lift boxes.

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