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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
Unfortunately, our Book Sales are canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Book sales are the primary fundraiser for the 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

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

Current prices for Book Sale items:

Adult Paperback
(Higher priced books are newer books)
Adult Hardback
(Higher priced books are newer books)
Children’s Books
Music - Cassettes
Books on cassettes tapes
Audio Books/CD
Audio Books/MP3-CD
Music CD’s
Empty Video Cases
TLC Books
Price as Marked

Membership Benefits
• Quarterly Newsletters
• Friends Pre-Sale before each Public 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

Download an application here. Membership applications are also available at any library location and at the Friends' Evergreen Book Shop.

For further information about the Friends of the Library, please contact Mary Frankenfield, Deputy Director, at 419.521.3127, or find us on Facebook.

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43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 521-3100

Open Hours

Temporary Hours:
Mon. - Thu.: 10 AM - 6 PM
Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM

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