Alameda Free Library

Alameda Free Library Foundation

The Alameda Library Foundation was created in 1998 to ensure that Library services will be available for many years to come, and that our libraries remain the vibrant, meaningful centers of community that they are today. The Foundation raises money for the libraries’ use, offering flexibility to meet long and short-term needs. The Foundation Board works closely with the library administration and with the Friends of the Library, a separate volunteer organization whose members put in many hours fundraising, putting on events including a semi-annual book sale, staffing the Main Library café and more.

Friends of the Alameda Free Library

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library is a volunteer organization. The Library Friends group was founded in 1973 to increase public awareness of the Library as an essential part of the community and to support the Library in developing services and facilities.


The Friends of the Library  support and fund projects, equipment, and the goals of the Library. All special programs such as puppet shows, art docent talks, summer reading programs for all ages, craft programs, etc. are funded by the Friends of the Library.


We hope you’ll join the Friends and help support the Alameda Free Library.
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, California 94501
Cosette Ratliff