Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library (FOL) raise funds to support library programs and services. Some examples of programs underwritten by the FOL are:

  • Summer reading programs
  • BookFlix
  • Author visits
  • Refreshments at our book talks
  • Children’s story time and programs
  • Teen programs
  • New furniture at the branches

These are just a few of the things made possible through the generous support of the Friends of Mentor Public Library. If you believe in the library and its services and would like to support it where needed, please consider becoming a Friend of the Mentor Public Library.


It’s Easy to Join

To become a member, print and complete a membership application. Or stop by Circulation Services, fill out a form and write a tax deductible check for the desired type of membership to “Friends of the Mentor Public Library.”

  • Junior (18 years and under) $1.00
  • Individual $5.00
  • Family $10.00
  • Patron $25.00 to $99.00
  • Sustaining $100 or more

Your membership entitles you to attend the Book Sale Previews in the Fall and Spring and to attend the Annual Meeting.

Contact the Friends by email: or leave us a voicemail: 440-477-6195.


2019 Meetings

  • May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm.
  • September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm.
  • December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm.


2019 Book Sales

Thursday, April 25th: Preview sale for Friends members. 5-8pm
$1 DVD; $1 adult hard cover;
$.50 adult paperback; $.50 kids hard cover; $.25 kids paperback

Saturday, April 27: 9am – 4pm
pricing: $5 per bag

Sunday, April 28: 11am – 3pm
pricing: $2 per bag



The Friends of the Library is always looking for volunteers to help staff the Read House during our quarterly book sales.  Other opportunities are also available.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Friends of the Library at 440-477-6195 or email at


Organization and Meetings

The Friend’s current officers are:

  • President: Carrie Hollings
  • Vice President: (Open)
  • Treasurer: Bonnie Cameron
  • Secretary: Suzanne Miller

The election of officers takes place at the Friends Annual Meeting in September.

All members are welcome to attend the Friend’s Annual Meeting and Bi-monthly Meetings. The Bi-monthly meetings take place at the Main Library in the Frances Cleveland Room at 5:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every other month. Check the library’s calendar to confirm the date of the next Friends meeting.


In accordance with the bylaws, members shall be notified of proposed amendments by a written notice posted in the Library and all branches thereof, at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

Friend By-Laws

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