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.

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.

Annual Celebration

Join us for a thank you gathering of friends, hosted by the Friends of the Desmond-Fish Public Library. We will gather around the fire on the main floor of the Library on Saturday, December 2nd at 5pm, with holiday refreshments.

The Desmond Fish Public Library Board and staff and the Friends of the Library extend appreciation and gratitude to all who contributed to the success of our annual Friends Book Sale.

A long-time DFPL tradition, in 2023 the Book Sale offered over 35,000 books this year, and generated close to $18,000 to support the Library. The proceeds will be used to add to the Library’s collections, support programs such as the New Parents Group and Pumpkin Glow, and contribute to the development of a new nature play area for children.

Friends Membership

Please consider joining the Friends of the DFPL or renewing your membership today. Memberships can be purchased at the library circulation desk, at the door for book sale events, or online.

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


  • David Lilburne, Friends President
  • Carol O’Reilly, Friends Vice President
  • Preston Pittman, Friends Secretary
  • Julia Wynn, 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 acceptance period for book donations is now closed. Thanks to all who donated! We cannot accept any book donations at this time.

Book donations for the 2024 book sale will begin in late summer, 2024.


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!