Friends of the Tuolumne County Library

Friends of the Tuolumne County Library (FOTCL) is a non-profit 501©3 organization, whose mission is to promote library involvement in the life of the community and community involvement in the life of the library.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.


Friends chapters supporting individual libraries and services, include:
  • Friends of the Tuolumne County Library
    P.O. Box 4988
    Sonora, CA 95370
  • High Country Friends (supporting Twain Harte Branch Library)
    P.O. Box 46
    MiWuk, CA 95346
  • Friends of the Groveland Library (FOGL)
    P.O. Box 43
    Groveland, CA 95321
  • Tuolumne City Friends of the Library
    P.O. Box 1077
    Tuolumne, CA 95379

Book Nook

The Book Nook is the library's brand name for used book stores operated by the FOTCL chapters at each branch. They are stocked by donations from the public, and all proceeds directly benefit the library. Book Nooks can range from a small section of shelves to an enclosed store at the front entrance of the library.


Storage for donations is limited. Please do not donate phonograph records, old encyclopedias, or magazines. We also ask that you kindly refrain from leaving donations when the library is closed. For delivery of more than two boxes or bags of books, please call the library at 209-533-5507 to arrange for a volunteer to assist you.

Volunteers are always needed. Please contact your local branch to obtain FOTCL information in your area.

Book Nook Hours

Sonora Book Nook hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except holidays.

Groveland Book Nook hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, except holidays.

Tuolumne and Twain Harte Book Nooks are open during regular branch hours, except holidays.

Sonora Book Nook Special Sale

Friends of the Tuolumne County Library have scheduled half-price book sales for each Wednesday.
The Wednesday specials for February are: February 5-Cookbooks; February 12-Religion & Reference; February 19-Hardbound Thrillers; February 26-Biography & Misc. Nonfiction.
Visit the Book Nook after you peruse the half-price sale cart in the Library's lobby for more great deals on books.

Additional books for purchase can be found online at the eBay store "The Occasional Something." The eBay name is rufousjayfinch. All books purchased benefit the Friends of Tuolumne County Library.

For further information, contact Sonora Main Library at 533-5507

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