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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 for assistance.

2024 book sales!
Gently-used, well-loved books $1 each!
  • January 18-20 
  • February 22-24 
  • April 4-6 
  • May 16-18 
  • June 27-29 
  • August 8-10 
  • September 19-21 
  • November 7-9 
Thursdays | 4 – 7 p.m. (members only | noon – 4 p.m.)
Fridays | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturdays | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($8/bag)
Located at 1301 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615
(corner of Reynolds Rd. & Dorr St., next to Super Fitness)


President: Joe Zielinski
VP: Keiran Menacher
Treasurer: David Dennis
Secretary: Louise Ehrick


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
West Toledo – Joe Zielinski

Become a Friends of the Library member today! Members enjoy early shopping and 10% discount at Book Sales.
Experience the satisfaction of supporting your Library! Join today
Thank you for thinking of us for your book donations!
The Friends of the Library accept book donations:
  • Donations can be dropped off at the Friends of the Library Book Center at 1301 N. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH 43615
  • Fridays only – 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Place donations in designated crates at the back of our building.
  • If the crates aren’t out (due to inclement weather or full crates) please do not leave your donation and try another time.
We accept (in good condition):
  • Hardcover, Paperback, Children’s books
  • Audio Books on CD and cassette tape
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Records
  • Magazines (current and last year only)
  • Please no National Geographic or VHS, we have an overabundance!