Friends of the Library

Be Our Friend!

Friends of the Library (FOL) is a non-tax deductible 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes ongoing development and use of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library through volunteer opportunities and support for programs, branch activities and levy campaigns. The organization also hosts books sales and other functions to raise funds for the Library. Stay connected with us on Facebook

Membership benefits include special "members only" book sale previews, 10% discount on book sale purchases, volunteer opportunities and one free book from the Book Center annually.

Membership options:

  • $10/yr - Military (active or veteran), seniors (60+), students
  • $20/yr - Individual
  • $30/yr - Family
  • $200 - Lifetime membership

Call 419.259.5455 or email Margi.Levy@TOLEDOLIBRARY.ORG for assistance.



Our new book buying experience is available by appointment only! Instead of fighting the crowds, you will be able to enjoy a safer, quieter, more personal, scheduled shopping time. All books are like-new, gently used, and well-loved!

(Th) June 3 (members-only)
(F and Sa) June 4 and 5 (public invited, but MUST have reservation)

  • Shoppers are required to make a reservation for their shopping time.
  • Allotted 45 minutes per visit.
  • Limit 1 person in shopping party.
  • No children under age 16.
  • We will allow a maximum of 25 customers in the Book Center for each shopping hour.
  • Masks will be required. No exceptions.
  • Maintain 6 ft. distance.
  • Books restocked continuously all 3 days of the sale. You will have fresh books every day.
  • This will be a bag sale only. $15 per bag. Brown grocery bag size. No extra discounts. Tax is included in $15 bag price.
  • Suggested one bag minimum purchase please.
  • If possible, please have exact amount of $15 increments or use credit card.
  • Volunteers will wear face masks. We will use hand sanitizer after each transaction. Counters will be cleaned after each 45 minute period.

Reservations are required!

Call 419-259-5455 Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 10a.m. - 3p.m. to schedule your reservation.

Shopping days available June 3, 4, and 5. We will schedule every hour. You will have 45 minutes to enjoy a quiet shopping experience.

Shopping days:

• (Th) June 3 noon – 7 p.m. (*Members-only)
• (F) June 4 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• (S) June 5 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friends of the Library Book Center
1301 N. Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615
(sw corner of Reynolds & Dorr, next to Super Fitness)

We hope to see all of our Friends soon!

Material Donations

Friends of the Library is accepting book donations at the Book Center:

  • Fridays only – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Please place donations in the pallet-sized crates at the back of the building.
  • During inclement weather, place donations in the pallet-sized crate inside our garage. A Friends’ volunteer will be inside monitoring donations.

Friends of the Library Book Center
1301 N. Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615
(SW corner of Reynolds and Dorr, next to Super Fitness)

Thank you for considering the Library and the Friends for your donations.

Friends of the Library LEADERSHIP


President - David Dennis
VP - Joe Zielinski
r - Louise Ehrick
- Claudia Schroeder


Margi Levy, Friends of the Library Manager
Jenny Barlos, Marianne Mussett, and Ernest Walker


Holland - Keiran Menacher
Outreach - Claudia Schroeder
Reynolds Corners - David Dennis
Sanger - Louise Ehrick Waterville - Kathy Chamberlain
West Toledo - Joe Zielinski