Only a few days until #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity that will take place on December 1, 2020. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.
Help the Friends of the Camarillo Library support the wonderful Camarillo Library. Stay tuned for our story.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Bookstore Is Temporarily Closed
For anyone who is wondering how long the Friends Bookstore will be closed: The City is being cautious about reopening any part of the Camarillo Library complex during the COVID-19 pandemic, since the courtyard tends to be a gathering place for people. This includes delaying the reopening of the Friends Bookstore and the Giant Steps Café. We support the City's position, since not everyone is being super-cautious about wearing masks and social distancing. We are an all-volunteer organization and our Bookstore staff is made up of seniors, many of whom have underlying conditions that put them at greater risk if they contract the virus. We will reopen when the City and our Board of Directors decide it is safe to do so.
We understand everyone's hope that we reopen soon; we hope so too! We miss our customers and the work we do toward raising funds for the Camarillo Library!
Please stay safe and healthy.
When Special Donation Days are scheduled, dates and hours will be posted here, on Nextdoor and on our social media sites.
All tours are cancelled for the balance of the year. A new Tours itinerary will be made up for next year as soon as tours can resume.
We are unable to accept book donations except during Special Donation Days and times. Any books left at the Bookstore will regretfully be recycled.
The Blind Date with a Book drawing is postponed until three weeks after we reopen.
Please continue to return to our website at for updated information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.