Who are the Friends of the Barberton Public Library?
The Friends of the Barberton Public Library is a 501(c) 3 volunteer organization that exists to help enrich the programs, 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. The friends meet at regular bi-monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every other month.
What do the Friends do?
- Organize and hold book sales and other fund-raising events
- Provide support to enrich the programs and services provided to the community by the Library
- Support the Library’s levy-funding endeavors
- Support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Got Game!, and Craft Connections programs
- Provided two AWE Early Literacy Stations 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
- Provided trade show displays, table coverings, and canopy for community events.
What is the purpose of the Friends?
- To build community support of the Barberton Public Library
- To promote and enhance public awareness of the Library’s facilities, services, and needs
- To promote the donation of gently used books, movies, and music for resale
All about Membership
- Contributing your support to a fantastic Library and its activities
- Receive a quarterly newsletter of Library news and events mailed to your home
- Opportunities for volunteerism with book sales and involvement and opportunities with the board of the Friends of the Library or committee participation
How do I become a member?
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:
Individual - $5.00
Family - $10.00
Patron - $30.00 or more
Club or Business - $50.00 or more
Lifetime - $150.00 or more