The Friends of the Columbia Library, Inc.

The Friends of the Columbia Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization of area residents. The organization''s purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries; to support the mission and goals of the Lorain Public Library System as determined by the Lorain Public Library System''s Board of Trustees; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs of the Lorain Public Library System; and to raise funds and influence the gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments, scholarships, and bequests to the Library through ways approved by the Trustees.

When do Friends meet?

For dates and times of upcoming Friends meetings, visit The Friends of the Columbia Library, Inc. website at or call the Columbia Branch Library at 440-236-8751. 

Where do Friends meet?

Meetings are held at the Columbia Branch at 6:00pm.

Columbia Branch Meetings
February 20, 2018  
April 17, 2018  
June 19, 2018  
August 21, 2018  
October 16, 2018  
December 18, 2018  

The group is led by a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, who are elected by the voting members of the Friends group.

How do I join?

Print and complete this membership application and bring it with you to the next meeting, or send it to the Library. For more Friends information, visit The Friends of the Columbia Library, Inc. website at

Columbia Branch Book Sales

Friends volunteer to help with the three book sales (April, July and October) held at the Columbia Branch each year as well as with other fund raising events. 

Columbia Branch Book Sale dates for 2018:
April 10- 14, 2018  
July 10 - 14, 2018  
October 9 - 13, 2018  
November 23-24, 2018