Who We Are

The Friends of the Desmond-Fish Public Library is a volunteer-run membership-based organization who support the Library’s mission to serve everyone in the community through quality programs, collections, and community building opportunities!

The Friends of the DFPL are a fun and diverse group of community members who are dedicated to supporting the library and our community. We sponsor regular fundraisers for the library including our annual Book and Media Sale each August.

Funds raised at these events and through our membership dues, directly support the Library’s circulating collections, as well as regularly scheduled library programs for kids and special community events throughout the year.

Friends Membership

Please consider joining the Friends of the DFPL or renewing your membership today.

Your annual membership includes exclusive access to Friends-sponsored events like the annual Friends of the Library Party and our Book and Media Sale Opening Night Preview.



Friends Officers

Teri Waivada, Friends President

Sarina Tamagna-Hawes, Friends Vice President

Sylvia Wallin, Friends Secretary

Catherine Lim, Friends Treasurer

Please consider getting involved with the Friends as a volunteer or Committee Chair! Email friends@desmondfishlibrary.org for more information.


Book and Media Donations

The donation acceptance period is now closed. Thank you to all who donated and we’ll see you in 2023!

Books and media in well-packed boxes with lids may be dropped off only during advertised acceptance periods. We cannot accept any book donations outside of this time. Thank you for your understanding.

We cannot accept magazines, textbooks, travel books, VHS or cassette tapes, or items in poor condition.


We are always seeking dedicated volunteers who care about the library and want to help out and make friends in the library community. Sign up today and let us know how you would like to get involved!