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Friends of the Library

Support your library by becoming a member
or a volunteer of the Friends.

Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library (FOL) 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.  Anyone can be a Friend of the Library.

Individual membership: $3.00 annually
Family membership: $5.00 annually

Membership Benefits

• Quarterly newsletters
• Friends pre-sale before each public sale
• Annual 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.
• 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.

Volunteer to Help the Friends!

Do you love books as much as we do? Do you have some spare time or just love to help people? WE NEED YOU! We are always looking for volunteers to help with our Evergreen Bookshop in multiple capacities. If you’re interested, call Nancy, Evergreen Bookshop Manager, at 419.526.4352 for details. Or, download, complete, and submit the volunteer application here

For further information about the Friends of the Library, please contact Nancy Strayer, Evergreen Bookshop Manager at 419.526.4352, or find us on Facebook.

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Evergreen Bookshop

The Evergreen Bookshop is a resale bookshop, managed by volunteers from the Friends of the Library.  The bookshop is located at 37 N. Walnut Street (corner of 3rd and Walnut Streets).

We are now accepting credit cards!

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

*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.

At MRCPL, we pride ourselves on being open to all, collaborative, visionary, imaginative, and customer-focused.

All 9 branch locations will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. We will reopen on Fri., Nov. 26. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!