How Do We Raise Funds?

In additional to funds raised through annual membership dues, we also have several ways to raise funds that go to the support of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library. These include:

  • Operate a used book store, inside the Library.



 There is a good selection of  quality used books at low prices. Open all Library hours. 

  • Hold raffles, auctions, and other fundraisers.





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UPDATE FALL 2023: ZIP BOOKS ARE BACK! See the details below to learn how to use the program

Thanks to the California State Library, we able to continue requesting books through the Zipbook program. The Zipbook program is grant funded purchasing through

Registered patrons in good standing may request tangible books or audiobooks (no e-books). Requested items will be shipped directly to you from When you are done with the book, please return it to your local branch through the book drop!

There is a two-tier expenditure cap of $75 pre-tax for audiobooks and foreign-language books, and $50 pre-tax for all other books. You may order 1 item at any one time with a limit of 1 order per month.   DVDs, Music CDs, e-Books, e-Audiobooks and other non-book materials are not eligible for this program.

When submitting a request, you must include a valid Amazon mailing address:

    • If you have home USPS delivery: land address
    • If you do NOT have USPS delivery: land address AND PO Box
    • Phone number


To make a request through Zipbooks please send the link for a qualifying item on and your valid Amazon mailing address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please carefully and completely include the following for your request to be processed:

    • Amazon link to the book
    • Title & Author
    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Your telephone
    • Your library card #
    • Your full address (please include BOTH the land address and PO Box if you do not have USPS delivery)


You must return the book to your nearest Mono County Library when you are finished reading it.  Lost or damaged Zip Books will incur a replacement fee similar to other library books.

Vintage Books Subcommittee

The Vintage Books Subcommittee sells donated used books that are more valuable than our regular bargain-basement book sale prices, due to age, first edition status, signatures of authors, or other collectible characteristics. This committee of volunteers researches, evaluates, and prices these books for the Mini Book Chalet (our books sales inside the library). Volunteers must be computer literate with access to a computer (library computers are available as is one-on-one training).

For more info, leave your contact information with the Mammoth Lakes library, 760-934-4777, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read at Story Time

If you like to read to children and sing simple songs teaching about numbers, the alphabet, the stories, becoming a Story Time volunteer is perfect for you! Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for details.


Mammoth Lakes Library offers two weekly Storytimes: 

Storytime - Wednesdays @ 10:30 

Itty Bitty Rhyme Time - Fridays @ 10:30 

Storytime is intended for children 2-5 years old and includes songs, stories and hands-on activities to help promote early learning skills such as executive function, fine and gross motor skills & imaginative play. 

 Itty Bitty Rhyme Time is intended for younger children, aged 0-24 months and includes songs, rhymes & fingerplays as well as a book followed by hands-on activities to help promote early learning skills such as tactile exploration, creative exploration and fine and gross motor skills.  Both programs aim to foster social interaction for children and their big humans.

While each of these programs is designed with a specific age group in mind, you are welcome to attend the program that best fits your schedule.  That being said, note that the selected books and hands-on activities may not fit as well to your child’s developmental level if you attend the storytime intended for an older/younger audience. 


Wee Make



Part of the Wee Connect Project, the Mammoth Lakes Library recently introduced Wee Make as a new program offering that provides supplies & space for you and your child to make and create.  Ask at the circulation desk about the Wee Make art cart, and they will let you into the Children’s Program Room.  Make and create to your little’s content, clean up any messes with the supplies provided, and return the cart to the circulation desk.  By offering supplies and space, we hope to make the library more accessible for you and yours! 

Wee Play

Also part of the Wee Connect Project, this program will be coming soon to the Mammoth Lakes Library!  Because free-play is such a vital part of early learning, we’re purchasing an array of toys for children 0-5 that you can enjoy with your little ones.  Like the Wee Make art cart, you’ll be able to stop by the circulation desk and ask to be let into the Children’s Program Room to have access to the toys. Stay and play as long as you’d like – we only ask that you only play with the toys displayed on the shelves and return them to their home when finished.  Please let the library staff know when you are leaving so that we can lock the door after you leave. 

Stay Connected

Looking for more details on what's happening at the library for early learners? ¿Está buscando más detalles sobre lo que está sucediendo en la biblioteca para los primeros estudiantes? Follow @Mammoth Lake Library on Facebook and/or Instagram, or check out the additional resources below. Siga @Mammoth Lake Library en Facebook y/o Instagram, o consulte los recursos adicionales a continuación. 

Youth Programming Newsletter - Quarterly 


Youth Programs Calendar - October


Youth Programming Newsletter Sign-up


Mono County Early Literacy Facebook Group


Musical Storytime from the Felici Trio

Ensemble-in-Residence with Chamber Music Unbound

Every year, the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library Foundation host the Felici Trio at the Mammoth Lakes Library for a magical Musical Storytime with the youngest grades at Mammoth Elementary Schools (Tk - Grade 2).  While these interactive performances are once again offered in person, the Felici Trio put together a virtual version of their Musical Storytimes during the pandemic, which we are pleased to share with you.   Click through the images below to explore and learn from these wonderful performances.


Frederick the Field Mouse (for Kindergarten students)


Wolfie Mozart (Grade 1)

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J.S. Bach and His Musical Family (Grade 2)

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