Friends of Lorain Library, Inc.
When and where we meet
We meet several times a year. The frequency of these meetings is at the discretion of the president of the Friends group that year. Board members are notified by mail of upcoming meetings. Each year an annual meeting, to which all members are invited, is held.
Meetings go back and forth between the Main Library at 351 W. Sixth Street and the South Lorain Branch at 2121 Homewood Drive. Meetings begin at 5 p.m.
Lorain Friends meeting dates for 2024:
5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Main Library
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the South Lorain Branch
5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Main Librarty
Book sale dates and details
Friends volunteer to help with the three book sales (January, May and September) held at the Main Library each year as well as with other fundraising events. Members of the Friends of the Lorain Public Library, Inc. may attend the Book Sale Previews held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening before the book sale opens to the general public.
The Lorain Friends Holiday Books Sale & Bazaar includes items that are “giftable.”
Lorain Friends book sale dates for 2024:
Jan. 11 to 18
Thursday, Jan. 11; 5 to 7:30 p.m. (Preview for Friends members only)
Friday, Jan. 12; 10 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 13; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 15; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Half Price Day)
Tuesday, Jan. 16; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Half Price Day)
Wednesday, Jan. 17; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nickel Day)
Thursday, Jan. 18; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Penny Day)
May 9 to 16
Thursday, May 9; 5 to 7:30 p.m. (Preview for Friends Members only)
Friday, May 10; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Monday, May 13; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Half Price Day)
Tuesday, May 14; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Half Price Day)
Wednesday, May 15; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nickel Day)
Thursday, May 16; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Penny Day)
Sept. 12 to 19
Thursday, Sept 12; 5 to 7:30 p.m. (Preview for Friends members only)
Friday, Sept. 13; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Half Price Day)
Tuesday, Sept. 17; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Half Price Day)
Wednesday, Sept. 18; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nickel Day)
Thursday, Sept. 19; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Penny Day)
Nov. 29 and 30; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Holiday Book Sale & Bazaar
Membership dues and application
Application forms can be obtained at the Main Library or at the South Lorain Branch. Click here to download a printable application.
Lorain Friends annual membership dues:
Student (18 years and under) $3
Individual (19 years and over) $5
Corporation / Business $25 per book sale
Make checks payable to: Friends of the Lorain Public Library, Inc.
Mail your membership payment to:
Friends of the Lorain Public Library, Inc.
Lorain Public Library
351 W. Sixth St.
Lorain, OH 44052
President: Debra Jackson
Vice President: Nancy Ciccarelli
Secretary: Christine Teleha
Treasurer: Agnes Reyes
Member of the Ohio Library Council Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Lorain Library, Inc. awarded scholarships toward the schooling of three current LPLS employees looking to further their education. "We are more than happy to see such qualified, skilled, and motivated employees of Lorain Public Library System and wish them all successful careers" - Debra Jackson, Friends President