Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Chandler Public Library

The Friends of Chandler Public Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of dedicated library advocates who cooperatively support and sponsor many of the Library’s programs, services, and events. City funds can only go so far. Through community support, the Friends make our great library even better.

Support for the Friends has enabled us to:

  • Partner with schools to support the Read to Succeed tutoring program to ensure first graders have the literacy skills needed for school success
  • Engage school-age children, teens, and the maker community with STEAM programming
  • Continue strong annual support of the Summer Reading Challenge, children’s events, and adult cultural programming

Libraries may survive with public funds, but it’s with private gifts that they flourish. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to help support our library, please click the button below.

If you’d prefer to pay by check, please make it out to the Friends of Chandler Public Library, then mail it to:

Friends of Chandler Public Library
PO Box 4008, MS601, Chandler, AZ 85244-4008

All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.

Have questions or want to learn more about the Friends?

Used book sales support the library

Books, DVDs/Blu-ray. CDs and Vinyl can be donated at any of the four Chandler Library location, anytime the Library is open.

Friends of Chandler Public Library Donation Guidelines

We accept:

  • Adult and children’s hardback and paperback books
  • Audio CDs
  • DVDs
  • Blu-ray Discs
  • Current issues (within the past 12 months) of popular magazines
  • Video Games

We do not accept:

  • Water-damaged, mildewed, musty, strong-smelling or soiled books
  • Damaged books (torn/loose pages, broken spines, missing pages/covers etc.) needing repair
  • Scratched/unplayable CDs or DVDs
  • Readers Digest Condensed Books
  • National Geographic magazine
  • Computer software
  • Cassette tapes
  • Videotapes
  • Loose CDs, DVDs, etc. without their original cases
  • Home-recorded (aka burned) CDs, DVDs, etc.
  • Non-book or media items (e.g. toys, calendars, cards, puzzles, etc.)

Book donations are always welcome for the Friends’ on-going sales and are tax deductible. Receipts for tax purposes are available. Proceeds from used book sales are used to fund library programs and services.

Please bring donations inside any library location during regular open hours. If you have several boxes of items, please ask the techno clerk in the lobby about use of a book cart.

State Forty Eight Tees & Stickers


Get your State Forty Eight Tee and stickers at the Library!

  • $25 Crew Neck Tee Shirt Men’s and Women’s, sizes S - 2XL
  • $2 Sticker

Also available for purchase at any of our four library locations.

Shop Amazon


Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donations to Friends of Chandler Public Library, at no cost to you.

Shop for Books Online

Not able to make it to the library for one of our booksales? Support Chandler Public Library by purchasing used books on Amazon, opens a new window. You can also help support the library by shopping at our ebay shop., opens a new window

Shop Fry's

Connect your Fry's card to benefit the library. Learn about it here, opens a new window.

Get Social

Friends Bookshop

The Friends Bookshop, located in the Downtown and Sunset Chandler Libraries, features hardback and paperback books for everyday low prices and special sales throughout the year.  Visit the calendar for upcoming discount days and special sales.

Two for Tuesday – all books 50% off every Tuesday

Clearance Sale – all books 75% off on select dates at the Sunset and Downtown Libraries.

  • January 5 – 9, 2022
  • March 2 – 6, 2022
  • May 4 – 8, 2022
  • July 6 – 10, 2022
  • September 7 – 11, 2022
  • November 2 – 6, 2022

Pop-up Sales – When the Friends feature special collections, priced as marked. 

  • February 2 –15, 2022 – Movies, Music and More – Downtown Library Only
  • March 16 – 29, 2022 – Children’s Books – Downtown Library Only
  • May 11 – 24, 2022 – Vintage Book Sale - Downtown Library only
  • June 1 – 14, 2022 – Children’s Book Sale – Downtown Library Only
  • August 3 – 16, 2022 – Movies, Music and More – Downtown Only
  • October 12 – 24, 2022 – Vintage Books – Downtown & Sunset Libraries
  • November 30 – December 13, 2022 – Holiday and Children’s Books – Downtown & Sunset Libraries
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