Established in 1990, Friends of the Granite Bay Library was formed to help Placer County fund and build a new, permanent library location. The permanent building was completed in 1995, and Friends continued to raise funds to support programs, materials and services offered by the library. Through memberships, fundraising events and donations, we have provided over $300,000 in funding so far. The following is a partial listing of how funds have been used:
Over $80,000 in books and audio materials
All children's summer reading programs and activities
Ongoing children's storytime resources and materials
Computers for patron use
Computers for staff use
Self check-out machines
Exterior landscaping and marble bench
Piano, furniture and decor for Community Room
Four curbside Book Drop Boxes
Shelving and bean bags for Teen area
Plus Many More Materials, Equipment and Programs that support daily operations and patron services.
If you share our passion and excitement for contributing to our local Library, we invite you to join us by becoming a Member, Donor or Volunteer today!
The final draft of the Placer County Library Services Strategic Plan is now available to the public. The Plan is derived from interactive discussion in community workshops and through surveys with more than 500 community leaders and Placer County constituents. The three main initiatives discussed are:
Reverse the Erosion in Library Services by recognizing that the Library was hit hard by the Great Recession and must invest as the economy improves in the facilities, collection, staffing, and programming.
Modernize Operations to Improve Efficiency and Expand Services by anticipating the needs of Library users, reducing the unit cost of routine customer transactions, improving the Library's website content and access, and making self-service easy, fun, and preferred by customers.
Building Capacity for the Future by identifying new revenue sources and building prudent reserves.
We welcome all interested community members to help on the Board, serve on Committees and volunteer for events. Please contact us if you're interested in helping out. All levels of service and time commitment are greatly appreciated.
The community is welcome to attend our regular Board meetings. Please email us for the date of the next meeting.
The Library has been the center of community gatherings and events for Granite Bay since its opening. In 1995 the Library moved from a temporary location in a small strip mall to its permanent location on Douglas Boulevard in the heart of Granite Bay.
Temporary Location in 1995
Current Location while under construction in 1995.