The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.

PO Box 39002  | North Ridgeville, OH 44039

 

About Our Group

The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization of volunteer area residents who promote interest in the library and plan fundraisers and programs. The North Ridgeville Branch Library is a branch of the Lorain Public Library System. Friends play an important role as advocates for the library and North Ridgeville community. 

 

What We Do

The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. continuing support helps promote reading, sponsor entertaining and educational library programs, and make improvements to the building and grounds.

2014 was an exceptional year!  Look what we accomplished.

  • Sponsored the Sunday programs
     
  • Improved lettering on the overhead signs at the information desk and in the adult section of the library
  • Provided prizes for the adult Summer Reading Program
 
  • Shopping-style carts for patrons
  • Sandstone benches for the front entrance
 
  • New shelving carts for staff
  • Children’s area – new couches and a wall clock
 
  • Reading room – artwork and decorations
  • New lamps for the information desk
 
  • New landscaping by the front entrance

 

Volunteers also help with library events such as the winter Sunday programs, North Ridgeville Corn Festival, Holiday on the Ridge and the New Year's Eve party. 

 

Book Sales

Our quarterly book sales are our main fundraiser. Our Friends are indispensable to the operation and success of our book sales. Members of The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. may attend the Friends Book Sale Preview held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on the Thursday evening prior to the sale opening to the general public. 

2015 Book Sale Dates:
Jan. 23 - 25 Members Preview: Jan. 22
April 24 - 26  Members Preview: April 23
July 24 - 25  Members Preview: July 23
Oct. 23 - 25  Members Preview: Oct. 22

 

Our Meetings

The Friends meet five times throughout the year at the North Ridgeville Branch Library.  Meeting dates for 2015 are Jan. 5, March 2, May 4, July 6 and Oct. 5. Meetings start at 6 p.m. and are held in the meeting room.

As a Friend, you will join with others to play an important role as advocate for the library and North Ridgeville community.

 

Friends Membership

Annual membership dues are due in January.

Membership Levels:

$10 Friend       $75 Benevolent Friend
$5 Golden Friend (senior citizen)   $100 True Friend
$25 Good Friend   $500 Friend for Life (lifetime membership)
$50 Best Friend    

 

Dues are not tax deductible.

New members and returning members may complete a membership form and turn it in at the library checkout desk, or mail it to:

Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.
PO Box 39002
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Checks should be made payable to: The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.

New members and returning members may also renew their membership on any of the preview nights preceding the four book sales per year. 

 

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