The application period for the Friends of the Library scholarship has begun. Any high school senior residing in Barberton is eligible to apply (regardless of school currently attending). Student must show proof of acceptance from an accredited university, college, junior college, or technical/
vocational school. Student must be enrolled by time of disbursement (in August 2020). Application, recommendation letters, transcript, and acceptance letter must be scanned and emailed to email@example.com by midnight on May 1, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. The scholarship application can be found at the bottom of this page.
Who are the Friends?
The Friends of the Barberton Public Library exists to help enrich the services and materials provided to the community by the library. Through Friends support, additional programs and services that cannot be included in the Library's tax-supported budget are made possible. The Friends of the Library has two main sources of funding: the generous support of members who pay yearly dues and the revenues generated by book sales. Learn about our Meetings and Officers
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How have the Friends helped the Library?
- Provided an AWE Early Literacy Station, with support from the Barberton Community Foundation, which allows children ages 2-8 years old access to over 70 educational software programs and 4,000 learning activities
- Support authors during their visit to the Library
- Provided a trade show display board, table covering, and canopy for community events
- With the help of other community partners, the Friends have installed and work to maintain Little Free Libraries in several neighborhood locations. This is a wonderful way to share the joy of reading with everyone in the community! If you would like to help maintain Little Free Libraries, please volunteer to become a LFL Steward!
Members of the Friends of the Library receive the library newsletter mailed to their home and are also entitled to a discount on the first day of the book sale. Book sales are usually held in the spring and the fall. Membership starts at just $5.00 per year for individuals. Joining is easy. Simply fill out a membership application and return it to the Library.
Current membership fees are:
Patron - $30 or more
Club or Business - $50.00 or more
Are you looking for another way to support your library? One way is to make a contribution to the Friends of the Library, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributing is easy and secure when you make a donation via the Friends of the Library's Paypal account.
If you would prefer to donate by mail, please make your check or money order payable to “Friends of the Barberton Public Library” and drop it in the mail to us at:
602 W. Park Ave. Barberton, OH 44203
Donate Books and Materials to the Library
The Friends of the Library happily accept donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and more. Please read our donation guidelines before dropping off your items at the Library.
Support the Friends by shopping with Amazon Smile. Be sure to select the Friends as your charity of choice.
We would like to thank and recognize our generous corporate members:
Thank you for your support.