Winters Friends of The Library

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$19,764 raised by 89 donors

79% complete

$25,000 Goal

Winters Friends of the Library (WFoL) was founded in 1970 to support the Winters Library by raising funds, organizing programs, and providing volunteer service. It incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1985. The group, which now has more than 150 members, has grown into one of the most active volunteer organizations in Winters. WFoL worked steadily for 15 years to raise funds for the new library. In the fall of 2009, Winters Community Library, a joint use library between Yolo County and the Winters Joint Unified School District opened. With WFoL's support, the library remains a vibrant center that serves all members of our community.


The Winters Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer organization. We promote library involvement, increase literacy, foster a love of reading, and enhance community culture. We serve our community by providing unique and innovative literacy and cultural programs, creating opportunities for lifelong learning, and collaborating to strengthen our library services for the entire community.


Annually the Yolo County Library submits a "wish list" to be funded by Winters Friends of the Library (WFoL). This wish list typically includes funding for youth and adult library programing, collection enhancements, and technology and facilities improvements for the Winters Community Library.

Over the years, through the generosity of our donors, we have been able to support and grow a vibrant community library. With the money raised this year, we will be able to support and grow this vital community resource in the following ways:

- Programs: Our funding supports programming at the Winters Community Library, such as Bilingual Storytime, Summer Reading Program, English Conversation Group, and Día de los Niños, as well as presenters, performers, and supplies for adult, teen, and child programs.

- Collection Enhancements: Collection enhancements include adding to adult, young adult, and children's books, the Lucky Day collection (highly popular books that are available for immediate check-out), and online resources. Through the online resources, library patrons have access to eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines online.

- Technology and Facilities: Recent improvements include a new 3D printer and a self-care station. Upcoming facilities projects include improvements to the circulation desk and replacing furniture.

In addition to growing our funds for library support, we are always growing our membership and volunteer base. Please contact our organization if you would like to volunteer.

Organization Data


Organization name

Winters Friends of The Library

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Year Established


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Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

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Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Other, Board Members, Volunteers

Local Counties Served



PO Box 963
Winters, CA 95694

Service areas

Yolo, CA, US

Winters, CA, US, 95694



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