Our Mission for the Encinitas Library
To support the Encinitas Library as it strives to encourage literacy, lifelong learning and
the love of reading throughout our diverse community. To enhance the library’s resources, increase
the community’s access to information and knowledge, and provide a vibrant cultural gathering place.
The Friends of the Encinitas Library spearheaded the drive for over 15 years to get a bigger, better library for our growing community.
In addition the Friends...
- Donates quality children's books annually to the Encinitas Head Start classroom libraries.
- Support October's Signature Event, April's Storytelling Festival and August's Japan Festival.
- Established The Friends Endowment Fund (Coastal Community Foundation) in 2007 to help ensure an ongoing source of funding for library needs.
- Raised funds for the purchase of a Steinway B grand piano for the library’s Community Room.
- Provides additional funding for over 100 adult, teen and childrens' programs offered monthly by the Encinitas Library.