Friends of the Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street . Milpitas, CA . 408.262.1171

About the Friends

Next 4-Day Sale

September 12-15, 2024

Next Mini Sale

August 24-25, 2024

Next Regular Board Meeting

May 15, 2024, 10:00 AM at the library

Visit Us At The Library

160 North Main Street, Milpitas

And don't forget to visit The Nook for great deals on used books every day. All titles 50% off every Sunday.

A Member of the Santa Clara Libraries

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Who we are

The Friends of the Milpitas Library is an active non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Milpitas Public Library. There are over 200 Friends composed of community residents and library patrons who show their support for the Milpitas Library by being part of this organization. Membership is open to all.


The Friends' main source of funds is book sales. We have three main sales channels: (1) an on-going sale in the Book Nook near the circulation desk at the Library, (2) online sales through Amazon, and (3) three major book sale events annually plus periodic one-day sales.

source of funds chart

Approximately 95% of the funds raised by the Friends go directly to the Milpitas Public Library to support a variety of programs, grants, supplies, and library projects.

use of funds chart

Supporting the Friends

If you would like to help the Friends, check out our volunteer and donation information, or to become a member, see our membership page.

Board of Directors

The officers of the Friends comprise the Board of Directors. Among other duties, the Board schedules book sales, sets prices and determines how funds are to be used.

The Board is composed of the following members:

  • President: Nonie Veccia McDonald
  • Vice President: Madelyn Lee
  • Secretary: Catherine Pelizzari
  • Treasurer: Karen Armendariz
  • Booksale Coordinator: Rosemary Joy
  • Publicity: Charles Key
  • Membership Chair: Melanie McInerney
  • Member at Large: Ling Chen
  • Member at Large: Farhana Sharmeen
  • Community Librarian: Kelly McKean

Volunteer Friends

The following Friends volunteer regularly in our workroom, sorting and boxing donated books.

  • Ling Chen, Natalya Dvorochkin, Rosemary Joy, Charles Key, Madelyn Lee, Nonie Veccia McDonald, Catherine Pelizzari

Other Friends who have contributed:

  • Dave Stephens, Honorary Lifetime Member
  • Melissa Louie, Website Designer
  • Charles Key, Webmaster


Read our bylaws (revised 02/03/2021).