On Thursday, May 7 Coastside Gives will bring the communities from Montara to Pescadero together as one, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits during a 24-hour online giving challenge. 

Thanks for supporting Friends of the Library as we raise much needed funds to expand the library's afternoon food program to address food insecurity in our community. 

Click here to learn more and to donate.   

Click here to join the Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library, renew your membership, or make a one-time donation.

Today is a great day to make a donation to the Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library - whether renewing your membership or making an additional donation to fund programming. Ride the wave of worldwide generosity and act locally! 


You can find the ongoing Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library book sale shelves on the main floor of the library, on our book cart in front of the library and on the wall behind the Books on Hold shelves. Stop by and browse for some great book deals!

April 4, 2020 Update:

All San Mateo County Library branches are closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for holding onto your book donations until the library reopens.

The library is offering extensive online services. Click here for more information.

Thanks for donating your gently used books to the Friends of the Library.

Books must be clean, in good condition and boxed. Bankers box size (10x12x15) is ideal.

  • Fiction in good condition, no more than 10 years old

  • Non-fiction in good condition

  • Children's books in good condition, including children's books in Spanish

  • CD's or DVD's in good condition and in original cases

  • No foreign language, periodicals/magazines, textbooks, audio or VHS cassettes

If you have 2 boxes or fewer, drop them at the library main desk. More than two boxes, e-mail info@hmblibraryfriends.org. We will be get back to you and coordinate a time for dropping off your books.

Our major book sale takes place each year in early November. As we have limited storage space for books at the library, there may be times during the year that we cannot accept book donations. Check this page for status before you bring donations to us. If we are not accepting donations, please save them until closer to our sale if you can!


Click here to join our e-mail list for regular updates on the Friends of the Libraries' Activities

Call us at 650-479-4006 / email: president@hmblibraryfriends.org /620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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