About Us

Driven to Support the Camarillo Library


The Friends of the Camarillo Library is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers.


To accomplish its mission of supporting the Camarillo Public Library, the Friends utilizes funds derived from memberships, monetary donations, bequests and the sale of donated used books, CDs and similar materials. The donated books and materials are sold in our bookstore attached to the library. 


The Friends of the Camarillo Library is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation. All donations to the Friends are tax deductible. The money raised is used to provide the Camarillo Public Library with books and materials, library equipment, decorative furnishings and other enhancements to the library and its programs. The funds are also used to support the Library Summer Reading and Activity programs, as well as monthly programs for adults.

December 2019 check presentation City of Camarillo Friends of the Camarillo Library


  • Recipient, 2017 Service Organization of the Year, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

  • Recipient, 2016 Celebrate Literacy Award, Ventura County Reading Association

  • Recipient, 2008 Service Organization of the Year, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce


Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Friends of the Camarillo Library received the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Gold level logo, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. The logo demonstrates Friends of the Camarillo Library's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

In order to be awarded the Gold logo, Friends of the Camarillo Library had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile on www.guidestar.org for that level of participation.

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Over the past 10 years, because of generous donations and patronage of our Bookstore, the Friends has been able to provide over $200,000 a year toward funding the Camarillo Library.