Friends of the Salinas Public Library

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Friends of the Salinas Public Library (FOSPL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-benefit organization of volunteers providing financial contributions to the Salinas Public Library.  FOSPL funds programs and purchases not within or to supplement the Library budget, such as summer reading prizes and most recently, fundraising in 2019-2020 to supplement collection at the new El Gabilan Library.  FOSPL also works to create public awareness of and community support for the Library system and its programs. 


Being a member of FOSPL means that you help to support, promote, and advocate on behalf of the Library. Find out more about membership and please consider being a Friends!


Visit the Friends’ Bookshop for books, movies, and other interesting nonfiction, history and “coffee table” books. Bookshop is located at John Steinbeck Library and currently open Tuesday-Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
They accepts material donations for resale at the Friends Bookshop. Please refer to FOSPL’s donation acceptance guidelines for more information.

Big Book Sales

You won't want to miss FOSPL's Big Book Sales!  Get thousands of books and DVDS at fractions of its cost and load up on the $5 Bag O'Books specials!

All sales are located at the Book Depot at 7 Station Place in the Salinas Train Station.

Saturday Sale Dates, 9 am-2 pm:

August 6, 2022
October 1, 2022
December 3, 2022
February 4, 2023
April 1, 2023
June 3, 2023
August 5, 2023
October 7, 2023
December 2, 2023