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.


Members Only Book Sales

Our new book buying experience is exclusively available for Friends of the Library members. Schedule a safe 45-minute shopping visit for APRIL 15, 16, or 17.

Call 419.259.5455 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to schedule your reservation.


  • (Th) April 15 | noon – 7 p.m.
  • (F) April 16 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • (Sa) April 17 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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


  • This opportunity is offered to FOL members only. You can join online now and have sale access.
  • Masks will be required. No exceptions.
  • 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 20 customers in the Book Center for each shopping hour.
  • Maintain 6 ft. distance.
  • Books restocked continuously all three days of the sale. You will have fresh books every day that were not seen or picked over on the previous days.
  • This will be a bag sale only (no individual titles.) Flat price of $15 per bag for whatever you can fit in the 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.

Material Donations

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

  • Fridays only – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Masks required
  • Two shopping bags of books only please
  • Place donations in crates at the back of the building
  • If the crates aren’t out (due to rain, or snow, or full crates) please do not leave your donation – try another time

Thanks for your patience while we manage during COVID.

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