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Welcome to the CCC Friends of the Library!

students studying at tables in the library 
Like libraries?

Want to help the CCC Library support student success?

You can - join the Friends of the CCC Library or make a donation!

See what CCC students have to say about their library in this video:

 

  

 

FRIENDS BOOKSALE

Annual Friends of the Contra Costa College Library Booksale

Whether you are looking for a good summer read or something to stretch your mind, the Annual Friends of the Contra Costa College Library booksale has hundreds of hardbacks and paperbacks on a wide range of topics and feature videos waiting to entice you. Prices range from 25 cents to just a few dollars. A preview sale for FOL members only starts the event on May 6 at 9am.
The book sale will be open the following dates and times in 2019: Tuesday May 6 from Noon to 6pm, Wednesday May 7 from 9-6pm, and Thursday May 8 from 9-2pm.

DONATE

Your gift to the Friends of the CCC Library is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Contra Costa College Foundation's tax identification number is 94-6135368

Donate Online 

The CCC Foundation has secure online donation through the Network for Good.

So that your donation gets to the Friends of the CCC Library, please make sure to:

  • Choose "Other" in the Select a Designation box;
  • Enter "Friends of the CCC Library" in the Special Designation In Honor Of box.

detail of online donation screen showing how to designate specific organization

Mail a Check

Please make check payable to "Contra Costa College Foundation" and specify Friends of the CCC Library in the memo line. Send check to:
Friends of the CCC Library
c/o Contra Costa College Library
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806
  

Donate Books, DVDs, or CDs

All donations should be in clean, working condition. We cannot accept items that have been exposed to mildew or damaged by water. The Library is most interested in new/recent textbooks, current fiction, and nonfiction that might meet the needs of the college's curriculum. The librarians will evaluate all donations. Items that are not added to the collection will be placed in the FOL book sales.
  
Donations may be dropped off at the Circulation Desk (in the less busy afternoons, please) or by appointment. If you have a large volume of donations, you will need to make an appointment so that a staff member can meet you in the loading dock behind the library with a cart. To make an appointment, please contact Brenda Pless at 510-215-4816 or Tady Yoseph at 510-215-4896.
  
Library staff will fill out a donation receipt listing the number of items by type; this is your receipt for tax purposes. Please note that we cannot assign monetary values.  Your own purchase receipts will provide any further needed documentation.
  

Donate Used Inkjet Cartridges or Cell Phones

The FOL earns funds by recycling certain types of used inkjet cartridges and old cell phones. The amount earned per item ranges from 10 cents to $2. Please place your cartridges or cell phones in a plastic sandwich bag and place the bag in the collection box atop the small bookcase near the Photocopier Alcove.
PLEASE: No large laser or toner cartridges; the recycling company will not accept them.

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership Categories and Benefits
Category Amount Benefits
Bookworm
Opening level for current students and college employees
Annual contribution of $12 - $24
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
Booklover
Opening level for CCC retirees and community members
Annual contribution of $25 - $59
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (1 book per loan period)
  • Usage of library's online resources
Bibliophile Annual contribution of $60 - $119
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (2 books per loan period)
  • Usage of library's online resources
Conservator Annual contribution of $120 - $199
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (3 books per loan period)
  • Usage of library's online resources
Literary Lion Annual contribution of $300 or more
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (unlimited)
  • Usage of library's online resources

Join the Friends of the Library (FOL)

  • Pay via Check: If using this option, please:
    • Complete an FOL membership application, selecting your membership level.
    • Print the application.
    • Fill out a check with the appropriate amount, making it payable "Contra Costa College Foundation - Friends of the Library."
    • Mail the application with your check to
      Friends of the CCC Library
      c/o Contra Costa College Library
      2600 Mission Bell Dr,
      San Pablo, CA 94806 
        
  • Pay via Payroll Deduction: College employees have the option of using payroll deduction to have a set amount taken out of their paycheck each month (minimum is $1.00 per month). If using this option, please:
    • Complete an FOL membership application, selecting your membership level.
    • Print the membership application.
    • Open the payroll deduction form  (a PDF document).
    • Fill in Friends of the CCC Library on the line for organization that will receive the deduction.
    • Fill in the amount of the deduction you wish to go monthly to the FOL.
    • Make a COPY of the completed form before submitting your payroll deduction form to the payroll office.
    • Send the original of your completed form to your payroll office.
    • Attach a copy of the payroll deduction form to your FOL application and mail it to
      Friends of the CCC Library
      c/o Contra Costa College Library
      2600 Mission Bell Dr
      San Pablo, CA 94806

WHO WE ARE

The Friends of the Library is part of the Contra Costa College Foundation. Its purpose is to promote the assets and programs of the library through fundraising activities, volunteerism, and public relations. Friends volunteer in the library and help with book sales, donation sorting, recruitment, and other fund-raising activities.

Annual Activities

  • Book Sales
    • Large all-subject annual sale (usually in May)
    • On-going paperback fiction sale: Sale bookcase is adjacent to the Photocopier Alcove; payment it at the Circulation Desk.
    • Special-topic mini-sales held periodically (e.g. Nursing books)
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  • Members Newsletter: twice per year
      

FOL Board of Directors

The FOL board determines annual goals, activities, and expenditures in consultation with library staff. It meets 4 to 6 times per year. The board's objectives are:

  • To promote awareness of and good will towards the CCC Library on the campus and in the West Contra Costa community.
  • To increase library resources through contributions and the solicitation of grants, bequests, and gifts of books and other appropriate materials.
  • To enhance access to information and library resources through technology.

Board Members and Officers

  • President: Barbara Grillo
  • Vice-President: Andrew Kuo
  • Membership Secretary:  Ellen Geringer
  • Recording Secretary:  Darris Crear
  • Treasurer:  Ellen Geringer
  • Judy Flum
  • Barbara McClain
  • Beverly Smith-Miller
  • Janis Walsh