Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Who are the Friends of the Library (FOL)?
Anyone who cares about and wants to support the Library.

What do we do?
The Friends are a support group for the Library. We provide financial assistance by supplementing the library's income in the purchase of specific equipment and materials for library use. Friends provide volunteer assistance for special events including the annual Summer Library Program, legislative events and special projects.

Annual Public Meeting
Every year, the FOL hold an annual meeting that is open to the public. The meeting is really more of a special program sponsored by the FOL; it usually features an author or local personality who would be of interest to the community. Everyone is invited to attend.

Book Sales
Book sales are the primary fundraiser fo rthe FOL. Sales are held every month at the Friends' Evergreen Bookshop located at 33 N. Walnut Street (corner of 3rd and Walnut Streets).

First Thursday of each month, 3-7 PM, Members only.
Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM, open to general public
Saturday, 10 AM - 3 PM, open to general public

Current book sale schedule.

It is the policy of the Friends of the Library that no commercial scanning will be permitted during the Members’ Presales on Thursday nights. Scanning is allowed only during public sales.

Current prices for Book Sale items:

  • Adult Paperback
  • $.25/.50
  • (Higher priced books are newer books)
  • Adult Hardback
  • $.50/1.00
  • (Higher priced books are newer books)
  • Children’s Books
  • $.25
  • Music - Cassettes
  • $.50
  • Books on cassettes tapes
  • $.25
  • Audio Books/CD
  • $1.00
  • Audio Books/MP3-CD
  • $1.00
  • Music CD’s
  • $1.00
  • DVD’s
  • $1.00
  • Empty Video Cases
  • $.10
  • Magazines
  • $.10
  • Records
  • $.25
  • VHS
  • $.25
  • TLC Books
  • Price as Marked

Homebound Services
Friends make regular deliveries of library materials to readers who have difficulties getting to a library location throughout the county.

Membership Benefits

* Quarterly newsletter
* Friends Pre-Sale before each public Book Sale
* Annual meeting
* Volunteer opportunities for special library activities
* Contribute through annual dues, fund raising activities, special projects
and volunteer assistance to enhance library services in Richland County.

Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application. Print it, fill it out and return it to any Library location, or bring it with you to the next book sale!

For further information about the Friends of the Library, please contact Debbie Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, at 521-3145.

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