Mill Valley takes pride in its Library and has set high standards for its facilities and services. The Mill Valley Library Foundation is working to ensure those standards, now and in the future through annual appeals and growing its Endowment Fund, both of which will supplement the public funding available to the Library. You can help The Foundation by making a donation or you can take a more active role in helping to raise money by serving on the Foundation Board.
The Friends of the Library contributes over $60,000 a year to supplement the library's materials budget and help fund programs. You can support the library by becoming a member, volunteering at the monthly book sales, or taking on more significant responsibilities by serving on the Board of the Friends of the Library. With over 800 members, the Friends are a strong and vibrant organization. The library benefits greatly from their ongoing financial and volunteer contributions.
The Foundation, together with the Friends, are launching their Centennial Campaign to raise unrestricted funds to help meet the Library’s current priorities and help fortify the Library’s position as a cultural and intellectual center for the next hundred years. Learn more.
If you are interested in the future direction of the library, you might be interested in serving on the Library Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for overseeing the long range planning for the Library, setting Library policy, serving as a liaison between the Library and the City Council, as well as the general public, and, in general, undertaking those projects and programs that promote the welfare of the Library in the Community of Mill Valley. Apply to become a trustee.
If you have an interest in the history of Mill Valley, the library is always looking for good docents to work in the library's Lucretia Little History Room. You can also become a member of the Mill Valley Historical Society, an organization that works closely with the Library to promote local history and the library's historical collection. You can also assume more significant responsibilities by serving on the Mill Valley Historical Society Board.
There are many additional volunteer opportunities available at the library including assisting with our computer lab classes, repairing books, and working in the Fiction Room. Check out the complete list.