Commissioners, Trustees, Friends and Foundations all need support!

CPLA is here to help you get the information you need to support your Public Library!

We've got something for everyone

  • Friends of the Library
    •  Answers: PDF
    •  How to start a Friends of the Library: PDF
    •  South Carolina Friends Poll: PDF
    •  Understanding Board Member Needs: PDF
    •  Handbook for Connecticut Libraries pdf: PDF
    •  Recruiting and training volunteers pdf: PDF
  • Foundations
    •  Recent research on Public Library Foundations: PDF
    •  Why Endowments?: PDF
    •  Fundraising Training for Foundation Boards: PDF
  • Advocacy
    •  Because Advocacy Never Stops: PDF
    •  ALA's Advocacy University: WEBSITE
    •  Speak Out Guide: WEBSITE
    • Library Advocacy Now! PDF
    •  Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities: WEBSITE


Strengthening California Libraries through Advocacy and Education
California Public Library Advocates is a 501 c 3, EIN number 91-2142416
PO Box161536 Sacramento, CA 95816-1536

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