Our Board Officers

The 2019 Board members are:

2019 BOD: Kim, Donna, Kersti

Kersti Lasiewski, President

I became active in the Friends of the Library soon after retirement, primarily sorting books and working at the book sales, primarily in the “special price” area. Eventually I became an officer and served as vice-president, and secretary. Now I find myself president and hope the future is as fulfilling as the past several years have been. I believe that the library is a very important hub in our community and want everybody to enjoy it as much as I have.


Kim Elston, Secretary:

I have been a member of the Friends board since 2004, when answering an appeal for new board members allowed me to fulfill a childhood dream to work in a library (or at least work for a library!). I thoroughly enjoy talking with folks about who the Friends are and how we provide funding to the library for the community’s benefit.

Donna Kimber, Treasurer

When looking for volunteer opportunities I realized that the service I could not live without was the library. I’m working to insure that the library survives! Love my library!

Louise Clark, 2nd VP: Sandra Mason, 1st VP

Sandra Mason, 1st Vice President

I have many years experience in Libraries. While in London I worked for a local library before leaving to join the National Book League to do book research.   After moving to Arroyo Grande, I worked at both Cuesta College Library and the old Arroyo Grande Library on Bridge Street before going to the County Clerk’s Office.  With my love of books, upon retirement I joined the Friends of the Library and have been on the Board ever since.

Louise Clark, 2nd Vice President

I have been with Friends about 2 years now and enjoy my work with the library. It has been a good place to make friends and help the library. I have lived on the Central Coast since 2012. Before retiring, I did medical billing.