Friends of the Library

Thank you for being a friend! Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the ongoing development and use of the Library.

who we are

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that encourages, promotes, and supports the ongoing development and use of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library with support for:

  • Brown Bag Concerts
  • Authors! Authors!
  • Summer Reading Club Programs
  • Local Branch Activities
  • Levy Campaigns

You can become a Friend of the Library for as little as $10.00 per year. Membership benefits include special Book Sale Previews, discount on purchases at Classics Gift Shop, discount on Authors! Authors! tickets, and volunteer opportunities.

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Classics Gift Shop

Classics Gift Shop has a wide array of gently-used books, gifts, and cards. All proceeds from the gift shop, which is operated by volunteers, benefit the Library. Main Library’s gift shop features hundreds of used books, candles, jewelry, scarves, gourmet chocolates, and seasonal gifts. We also have Library Logo wear and "You Will Do Better In Toledo" apparel and gift items.

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Book Sales

“Gently-used” book sales are held at the Book Center:
1301 N. Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615
Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Southwest corner of Reynolds and Dorr Streets
419.259.5455

2017 Book Sales

January 26*, 27, 28
March 23*, 24, 25
May 11*, 12, 13
June 22*, 23, 24
August 3*, 4, 5
September 14*, 15, 16
November 9*, 10, 11



*Thursdays: 12 - 4 p.m. Members Only
Thursdays: 4 - 7 p.m. Public Sale
Friday
s: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Public Sale
Saturdays:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Public Sale

$1.00 - Hardcover
$0.50 - Paperback
$1.00 - Videos & DVDs
$0.50 - CDs 
$2.00 - Books on CD
$0.25 - Records & Cassettes
$0.25 - Magazines

Donations

We happily accept good, clean, used books and videos.  If you have a small quantity, (one grocery bag) you can donate it at any of our branch libraries. However, if you have a few bags/boxes, we ask that you take them to our warehouse/Book Center on Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. - noon. If you have any questions, please call 419.259.5455.

Book Center
1301 N. Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615
Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, southwest corner of Reynolds and Dorr Sts

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOARD

OFFICERS:

President - David Dennis
VP - Kathy Agoston 
Treasurer - Jim Kutsche
Secretary - Louise Ehrick

DIRECTORS/TRUSTEES AT LARGE:

Jenny Barlos
George Brasel
Margaret Danziger
Marilynn Hazard
Miki Hodge
Sharon Meinerding
Zack Ottenstein
Judi Pollock
Ernest Walker
Dennis Wisebaker
Libby Ziegler

CHAPTER DIRECTORS/TRUSTEES:

Holland - Keiran Menacher
Kent - Carla Legree
Locke - Linda Hendricks
Maumee - Carrie Rathsack
Oregon - Kathy Agoston
Outreach - Claudia Schroeder
Point Place - Kathy Bradley
Reynolds Corners - David Dennis
Sanger - Phyllis Freeman
Sylvania - Marianne Mussett
Toledo Heights - Gina Brasel
Washington - Susan Cater
Waterville - Kathy Chamberlain
West Toledo - Joe Zielinski