The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.

PO Box 39002  | North Ridgeville, OH 44039
NRFriendslib@gmail.com

 

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.

Look what we accomplished over the past several years!

  • 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 Summer Reading Program
 
  • Shopping-style carts for patrons
  • Sandstone benches for the front entrance
 
  • Funding for outdoor and indoor digital signs
  • 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
  • Design and furnishings for new Conference Room
   


Volunteers also help with library events such as the winter Sunday programs, North Ridgeville Corn Festival, and the Noon 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. The Friends utilize the Square Reader for debit and credit card sales at all of our North Ridgeville book sales.

2019 Book Sale Dates:

January 24-27, 2019

Preview Thurs, Jan 24; 5-8 p.m.
Fri, Jan 25 & Sat, Jan 26; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sun, Jan 27; 1 – 4:30 p.m. bag sale $4.00 per bag

April 25 - 27, 2019

Preview Thurs, Apr 25; 5-8 p.m.
Fri, Apr 26 & Sat, Apr 27; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sun, Apr 28; 1-4:30 p.m. bag sale $4.00 per bag

July 25 - 27, 2019

Preview Thurs, Jul 25; 5-8 p.m.
Fri, Jul 26; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat, Jul 27, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. bag sale $4.00 per bag all day

Oct. 24 - 27, 2019

Preview Thurs, Oct 24; 5-8 p.m.
Fri, Oct 25 & Sat, Oct 26; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sun, Oct 27; 1-4:30 p.m. bag sale $4.00 per bag

Our Meetings

The Friends meet four times throughout the year at the North Ridgeville Branch Library. As a Friend, you will join with others to play an important role as advocate for the library and North Ridgeville community.

2019 North Ridgeville Branch Meetings

Sat, Jan 5 at 1:00 p.m

 

Mon, Apr 15 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Mon, Jul 8 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Mon, Sep 30 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

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. 

The North Ridgeville Friends can be supported through Smile.Amazon.com.

 

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