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 more information regarding the Friends meetings,  call the branch at 440-236-8751

Where do Friends meet?

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

2019 Columbia Branch Meetings

Tues, Feb 19 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Tues, Apr 16 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tues, Jun 18 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Tues, Aug 20 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Tues, Oct 15 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Tues, Dec 17 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

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.

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 2019:
April 9-13, 2019 Tues, Apr 9; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed, Apr 10; Noon – 7 p.m. 
Thurs, Apr 11; Noon – 7 p.m. 
Fri, Apr 12; Noon – 6 p.m. 
Sat, Apr 13; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
July 9 - 13, 2019 Tues, Jul 9; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Wed, Jul 10; Noon – 7 p.m. 
Thurs, Jul 11; Noon – 7 p.m. 
Fri, Jul 12; Noon – 6 p.m. 
Sat, Jul 13; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
October 8- 12, 2019

Tues, Oct 8; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed, Oct 9; Noon – 7 p.m.
Thurs, Oct 10; Noon – 7 p.m.
Fri, Oct 11; Noon – 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct 12; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.