Friends of the Maricopa Library (FOTL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of our Library. We represent all members of our community and welcome everyone to join our group. FOTL helps to support the Library by raising funds, which support literacy programs, book purchases, and other important activities. We volunteer our time and talents at the Library, and throughout the community.

The mission of the FOTL is to develop resources for library services and programs, encourage enjoyment of reading, and to establish lifetime learning and community involvement. 


Discover how to become a member by visiting our Membership page.

Visit our Volunteer webpage to get involved in our activities, and if you are interested in becoming a Board member please visit our Board webpage.


Please check our calendar for all upcoming events.


FOTL proudly supports MLCC 2022 Summer Reading Program. Last year our Summer Reading Program recorded 428,881 logged minutes from participants, and hosted performances enjoyed by over 1,500 kids! The Maricopa Library & Cultural Center Summer Reading Registration is now open from May 30th through July 30th and is open to all ages. Visit maricopa.azsummerreading.org to register.

While FOTL book sale events are taking a summer break for family vacations, coffee hour at the Maricopa Senior Center and Book Nook Sales continue.  Please keep an eye on our website’s “Calendar” webpage for event updates.

  • Coffee With Friends will be at the at Maricopa Senior Center every Tuesday from 1:30 – 3 PM.  Contact Carol if you plan to attend.
  • Join us every Wednesday at 11:30 AM for lunch. Locations change weekly. Contact Connie Trandem if you plan to attend and if you are able to drive.


You can download this month’s newsletter here.  To download past issues, please visit our Archives webpage.

If you are a member and wish to receive our eNewsletter, please be sure to add secretary@fotlmaricopa.com to your contacts.


We feature Specialty Items, Bundles, and Series that are organized by genre on our Virtual Book Store page. 

When and where can you buy books, DVDs/CDs, puzzles and games from FOTL?

When your items are ready for pick up at the Library, we’ll notify you. You may pay online using our PayPal account. We also take cash or check (made out to the Friends of the Maricopa Library) for payment.

Don’t forget! If you’ve got books to donate you can drop them off at the Maricopa Library front desk. Please note that we do not accept:

  • Books with torn or missing pages
  • Readers Digest Condensed books
  • Books that are musty, moldy, or mildewed
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Games with missing pieces