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The Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library join San Mateo County Libraries in our dedication to being a positive force for our communities and standing up for equity, inclusion and social justice. To our communities of color, we stand with you.

About the Friends

The Friends of Half Moon Bay Library is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 94-2939460). The Friends support our local library by enhancing programs for adults, teens and children of all ages and backgrounds in our community.


If you would like to know more about the Friends, please contact our president at

Click here for our current by-laws, updated in 2020.


Board of Directors


(Click on boardmember names for direct email)

Paul Gater – President

Deb Kessler - Vice President, Director of Membership

Dave Schorr  - Treasurer

Laura Wilson - Secretary

Wendi Shafir - Member-at-Large and Head of Book Sales

Sandy Gleichmann - Member-at-Large

Carolyn Belknap - Member-at-Large for Communications and Social Media

John Claussen - Member-at-Large

On April 26, 2021 the Friends of the Library held its Annual Meeting. Click on the presentation links below to review our accomplishments during this past very challenging year. We are proud of the support we have been able to provide to San Mateo County Libraries and our Coastside families.

Friends of the Library Presentation

For more information, click here to visit the Half Moon Bay Library website.

Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library,

620 Correas Street,

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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