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, our Book and Media Sale Opening Night Preview, and Holiday Boutique Preview Party.

Individual Membership – $25

Family Membership – $50

Sponsor Membership – $100

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 or fill out the application linked below.


Book and Media Donations

Books and media in well-packed boxes with lids may be dropped off during our current acceptance period from August 1-12th, 2022. We cannot accept any book donations outside of this period. 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!