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We invite you to become our Friend! As a member, you join an enthusiastic group that is committed to supporting lifelong learning, literacy and the quality of life in our community. You’ll be invited to attend special literary events, receive book discounts and make new friends. Membership at any level makes a positive impact on our Library and the Tempe community. Become a member today!


You make the difference! Thanks to the generosity of individuals, foundations and civic-minded businesses we’re able to support these essential, ongoing programs:

  • Summer Reading Programs for Youth
  • Children’s Learning Stations
  • Friends Bookstore
  • Connections Café
  • OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at ASU Adult Classes

In addition, your generous donations will help The Friends to support your Tempe Public Library to:

  • Invest in and expand Library e-book collections
  • Purchase a Document printer and delivery station for library patrons
  • Purchase electronic delivery systems for children’s Story Time, staff and classroom instruction

Yes, I want to support the Friends of the Tempe Public Library!

Donate today!

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Legacy Gift

You can make a lasting impact on our community by including the Friends of the Tempe Public Library in your estate plans. Your gift will ensure that the resources you have enjoyed at the Library will live on for generations. Name the Friends as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or will, or talk with your financial planner about a Charitable Trust donation.


While providing financial support for the Library is a critical part of what we do, Friends can also donate their time and energy to many volunteer projects. For example, you can help organize and staff our special events, sort and stock books for resale, or sell books to customers. For more information about current volunteer opportunities, call 480-350-5490.


Tempe Library Volunteers

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Vicki Linoff, the Friends of the Tempe Public Library Bookstore Manager and Gerald Jensen, Friends of the Tempe Public Library Board member as well as Veterans History Project volunteer interviewer, put together a weekly donation to the Phoenix VA Hospital Library and The Arizona Veterans Home. To date, over 200 overstock books have been donated to our veterans  by the Friends of the Tempe Public Library.