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Friends of the Library supports the Toledo Lucas County Public Library through volunteer opportunities programs, branch activities, and levy campaigns. Members enjoy early shopping and a 10% discount at Book Sales.

Be a friend

Your friendship is vital to the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. With support from Friends of the Library, the Library has been able to help children learn to read, support teachers and students, provide technology access and education, and allow people to expand their horizons. Now, there is also a renewed call to action to help our community find their “place” as we think about reducing isolation, connecting teens beyond social media, and reducing divisiveness by bringing people together. With 20 locations plus mobile services, the Library is uniquely positioned to bring people together so we can all find our place, together.

Book Center sales

Book lovers and bargain hunters, mark your calendars! The Friends host eight book sales annually where you can buy gently-used, well-loved books for only $1 each!

Donating books

The Book Center is stocked from community member donated books. Learn more about what can be donated and how to drop off your items.