“Hi everyone. A quick update with regard to our Book Sales. As everyone knows, the pandemic continues in full swing and we are currently in the “purple” coding. Our traditional weekend indoor sales are probably still quite a ways away, but we plan to restart our weekly Friday outdoor sales as soon as is feasible. We don’t have any good timeline for that just yet, though it certainly won’t be in January.

We’re keeping a hopeful eye on February to see if there is any significant change to Yolo’s status with regard to the State’s tier system and the County/Library status. So, let’s keep our collective fingers crossed that we can start up again sooner rather than later. Keep checking back from time to time to see where we’re at, or email me directly if you’d like (click the tab above marked “About the Friends” for my email address). Members will be notified via the email we have on file for you once we are able to make a concrete schedule.

In the meantime, please keep the donations of books, CDs and DVDs coming so that we can provide folks with great things soon. For donation information click the tab above marked “Donations.”

And don’t forget our store downtown, Logos Books. We’re open five days a week, and continue to supply books there from the donations we receive. Again, for details, click the tab above marked Logos Books.

For now, stay safe, and we’ll see you soon…
Rory, President, Davis Library Friends

“Meanwhile, all book lovers are reminded that there is another source of books – new books, and our friends at Avid Reader Bookstore are just two blocks away from the Friends Logos Bookstore. Like Logos, Avid Reader remains open during the pandemic and they can order any book for you directly from the publisher, including text and reference books. Particularly exciting is their program of Personal Shopping where they will work with you to curate perfect gifts for friends and family while shopping without the crowds during your personalized reservation at the store. You can find Avid Reader at 617 2nd St. Be sure to see their website for still other great programs and offers. 
Avid Reader ( And for a great experience, visit both stores!”


The purpose of the Friends is to assist the Mary L. Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library, located at 315 E. 14th St. Davis,  in efforts to raise funds, plan for expansion of physical facilities, develop the library’s book collection, encourage reading programs for children, and to promote the library as a cultural center for the city of Davis.
Friends of the Davis Public Library make substantial donations to the library, funding children’s programs, special events at the library and the purchase of furniture and equipment.  In addition, many print and eBooks are bought every year by the library with Friends donations.
Most of these funds are earned through the sale of donated books and magazines.  The Friends have six book sales a year at the library as well as an ongoing Friends sale of books and magazines in the Reading Garden Alcove during library hours.  Profits from the Friends bookstore, Logos Books in downtown Davis also adds substantially to the donations to the library.

To find out how you can help the Friends, click “Volunteering” on the menu bar above. Bimonthly Board Meetings are held on the second Thursday of even numbered months from noon to 2 pm in the library conference room. All are welcome to attend.

The Friends have a bookstore selling donated books!  To read more about the Logos Books store in downtown Davis click here.

The annual membership fees are listed below. You may join at any time in the year for 12 months, or for convenience, for more than one year.

Join, renew, or donate:

  • Online using buttons below
  • Printing, filling out, and mailing the Membership Form
  • Using envelopes available at the Reading Garden
  • At one of the Book Sales


    $10.00    Student/Senior Member
    $25.00    Individual/Family
    $50.00    Patron/Business Member
    $100.00   Benefactor

    Friends receive a reminder postcard for each book sale
    and are the first to enter the sale room.
    Bring the postcard and receive $4 off your purchase.

    Click to update your email address or get membership information.

    Please join us and support our library!