Would you like to be our Friend? The Library plays an exciting and extensive role in our community. As Friends, our mission is to support the Library and its many services through donations and projects whose proceeds enhance use of the Library and encourage reading. Individuals and families are invited to join the Friends of the Cerritos Library, and share in the continued support for the services of the Library. Please call (562) 916-1350 for more information about the Friends of the Library. Everyone is a Friend of the Cerritos Library. But why not formalize the relationship?

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Friends History: Organized in 1972, the Friends of the City of Cerritos Public Library, Inc., was established with the purpose of promoting the use of the Library and its many services through donations and various projects.

The Friends were instrumental in making the Cerritos Library the first public library in the United States to be dedicated to the nationís First Ladies of the White House. Portraits, personal items, autographed books, the Franklin Mint collection of First Ladiesí coins and quotations from Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalind Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Laura Bush make up this special collection. Materials will be added to this collection throughout the years.

Friends of the Cerritos Library Honored for Donation


Photo Caption: Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards recently presented a proclamation to the Friends of the Cerritos Library in recognition of the organization’s donation of $30,224 for the purchase of 48 new computers for the Cerritos Library. Friends of the Cerritos Library President Janice Dawson and members of the organization accepted the proclamation.

The Cerritos City Council presented a proclamation to the Friends of the Cerritos Library on February 28 expressing appreciation for the organization’s donation of $30,224 to the Cerritos Library. The donation was used to purchase 48 new computers for use by the public.

The 48 computers were recently installed on the second floor of the Cerritos Library. The computers feature the latest Intel i5 Quad-core processors; graphics chipsets capable of handling HD video; Windows 7 Professional with option to upgrade to Windows 8; Office 2010 Standard (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); and the latest Internet browsers and plug-ins.

Mayor Jim Edwards said, “The City of Cerritos greatly appreciates the efforts of the Friends of the Cerritos Library to support our community’s library. The Friends of the Cerritos Library’s generous donation of more than $30,000 has allowed the City to update dozens of computers to improve services provided


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