The Friends of the Granite Bay Library was formed in 1990, and received its tax exempt status in 1995. The first goal of the organization was to bring a library facility to the Granite Bay community. The existing Granite Bay Branch was a small rented storefront in a local shopping center. Working closely with the Placer County Library System, “The Friends” raised $50,000 to start the project. Land was purchased and an Architect was hired, and our new library opened on May 20, 1995.
Since then, our goal has been to supply the Granite Bay Library with the equipment and materials required to maintain an up to date library and to supply the funds to provide the Summer Reading and Children’s Reading programs. We have also tried to create a sense of community in the area by providing cultural events such as Arts Evenings featuring local artists and musicians and our annual Young Authors Event to foster writing skills.