Explore the organizations that help keep the Library great: Friends of the Library, the Library Legacy Foundation, Literati, and Volunteers.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that encourages, promotes and supports the ongoing development and use of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library through support for programs, branch activities and Levy campaigns. The organization holds books sales and other functions to raise funds for the Library.

Membership and Book Sales

Library Legacy Foundation

The Foundation raises funds to plan for the future security of the Library, purchases books, materials and technology for the system and funds impactful Library programming, including Authors! Authors! and the Summer Reading Challenge. The Foundation is a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) organization, so your support qualifies as a charitable gift.

Ways to Give


Literati is comprised of focused supporters and donors who are dedicated to promoting the Library and engaging young professionals and families to use and enjoy the Library and its many valuable programs. As an auxiliary organization of the Library Legacy Foundation, donations to the Literati are considered tax-deductible. Become a Member

What We Do



Are you an adult looking to volunteer? Contact your local Library Branch Location or Nicole Naylor at 419.259.5293.


As a Volunteen you will have the opportunity to gain work experience while becoming familiar with many Library career opportunities.  If you have questions about what Library workers do, please ask.  We want your volunteer experience to be satisfying to you. Teen volunteers contact your nearest Library Location.