Your Support in Action
Your donations of materials and time, as well as monetary gifts directly support the Friends’ efforts to enhance the Millbrae Library and its various programming and cultural events. Here are some of the ways we’ve all helped:
Technology & Equipment
You can thank the Friends for many of the technology classes in the Library. Youngsters are currently engaging their imaginations when playing on the interactive airplane in the Children’s Room. Kids, teens, and adults can further their producing skills in the Friends’ funded Music Studio. Everyone can hang out in the Fireplace Room or in other spaces on the fun furniture courtesy of the Friends!
People of all ages enjoy programs the Friends support. Children enjoy story times, Summer Reading/Learning Club, educational programs like Wild Things, and entertainers from magicians and jugglers to wisecracking pirates. Teens benefit from hands-on educational classes, art project sessions, and their own Summer Reading Club. Adults have opportunities to enhance their computer skills and learn how to use the latest online tools, take part in crafting classes, and join a Summer Reading Club, too! Frankentoys program for teens resulted in a slew of clever creations.
Wild Things, Inc. brings a revolving collection of animals to the library each year.
Community & Cultural Events
Want to hear a great local band? Come to the Millbrae Library for an open house! How about a cooking demonstration from a renowned chef? Live jazz, lectures on current exhibitions at San Francisco Museums, talks from best selling authors, workshops on rainwater harvesting and composting, and book discussions with community members are just some of the outstanding events sponsored by the Friends!
The Homework Center
The Friends are the sole financial support for the Homework Center, providing a safe, quiet environment and knowledgeable staff for our community’s youth to learn, study, and gain confidence in their ability to succeed in school.