Do you have any “gently read” books lying around the house in need of a new friend?

Donate them to the Gently Used Book Sale to be held at the Great Valley Bookfest this year!

Used books can be left at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley Security Office ~ 1422 Grove Avenue in Manteca (That’s near the Bass Pro Center.)

Friends of the Library

Most programs and many books and other resources at the Library are provided by funds donated by the Friends of the Library. These community groups raise funds and advocate on behalf of the Library on legislative issues. They help promote the mission and services of the Library.

Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library
By joining the Friends of the Library in your local community you become part of the network of Library supporters.  For more information  select your local branch from the list below:


The Stanislaus County Library
A friends of the library group consists of people who care about libraries and who are interested in promoting the welfare and growth of the Library. The Stanislaus County Library currently has 13 Friends of the Library groups.Friends of the Library members join together to: 

  • promote goodwill and support by the community for the Library
  • stimulate public awareness of Library needs
  • seek out sources of cultural and educational programs for the Library.

For more information select a Friends of the Library group below:

  1. Ceres
  2. Denair
  3. Empire
  4. Hughson
  5. Keyes
  6. Modesto
  7. Newman
  8. Oakdale
  9. Patterson
  10. Riverbank
  11. Salida
  12. Turlock
  13. Waterford