Friends RRPL


National Friends of Libraries Week (NFOLW) is October 18-24, 2020, and the Friends of the Rocky River Public Library plan on celebrating all October long by offering special incentives when people either renew their Friends membership or sign up as a new Friend.  Joining the Friends is a terrific way to give back to our community, and to make the library even better. Friends automatically receive 10% off all fines at the

Friends Beachcliff Beacon
A Recipe For Fundraising Success featured in the Beach Cliff Beacon -OCT 2020

checkout and a one-year subscription to the Friends’ newsletter.

What is new for National Friends of Libraries Week in 2020?
Sign up (or renew) as a Friend of the RRPL anytime during the month of October, and receive extra incentives from Bigmouth Donuts, Erie Island Coffee, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Zoup! and more.

Other special activities include:

  • On October 14th at 7 pm, attend a special donation-based Zoom yoga class with Yoga by Josh Holder. All donations during this class will go to support Friends of the RRPL – View Details
  • On October 21st, from 11 am to 9 pm, 20% of your purchase at Danny Boy’s will go to support Friends of the RRPL Note: you MUST pick up a flyer in advance and present upon your purchase. – View Details

These incentives will be available for pickup at the Rocky River Public Library between November 1 and November 30th at the Circulation desk.


The Friends of the Rocky River Public Library, a nonprofit organization founded in 1971, provides financial support and volunteer services to the library. Through membership dues and fundraising activities, the Friends make possible programs and services, furniture, and equipment purchases that the library could not otherwise afford. The Friends enhance the library’s ability to serve children, teens, families, seniors, and the whole community.

Everyone is welcome to join the Friends of the Rocky River Public Library: individuals, families, businesses, and organizations who value the library as a community asset.

For more information on the Friends of the Rocky River Public Library, including a downloadable/printable membership form click here or contact them at


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National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18 – 24, 2020
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Yoga With Josh Virtual Yoga Class
October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Danny Boy’s Pizza Fundraiser
October 21, 2020
11:00 am –  9:00 pm
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Join the Friends online

Friends Newsletter

 Spring/Summer 2020 NewsLetter pdf


If you are interested in volunteering for a board position, committee, or assist with any of our events please contact the
Library Administration Department at 440-333- 7610 for additional information.

Friends of the Rocky River Public Library
Bylaws (08/2020)


Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
Members at Large
Sharon Fruchey
Denise Wheeler
Patty McKenna
Brittin Barkley
Peggy Cawley
Kate Leslie; Craig Rimlinger
General Membership
Business Membership
Event Support
Media Outreach
Brittin Barkley
Sarah Siebert
Jenny Dieringer
Julie Drellishak
Stacie Gerrity
Deputy Director
Jamie Mason
Trent Ross


With your membership, you can help:

  • Sponsor the library’s adult program series
  • Provide storytellers, crafts, activities and summer reading programs to children
  • Keep teens involved through programs and the Teen Advisory Board

You will also receive the newsletter twice a year and receive 10% off fines for Rocky River Public Library items. Get a free Mitchell’s Ice Cream scoop certificate at the Greeters desk in the lobby when you join (or renew) your Friends membership.



One of the main objectives of the Friends is to support programs and initiatives of the library. Many of the programs for Children, Teens and Adults offered throughout the year for education and enjoyment are full or partially funded by our group. We hope that you and your family have enjoyed many of them in the past and will begin or continue to do so this coming year. Below is a list of some of the programs that the Friends have supported in the past. Be sure to look for the Friends logo next to supported programs in your issue of the Inside View.

Children’s Programs Teen Programs Outside Facilitators/Performers
App Chat
Art Room
Book Discussion Groups
Cool Crafting
Get in the Game
Gingerbread House
Guild of Brick
Guys Create: Gross Me Out
Holiday Cra6 Festival
Movie Mondays
Parent Child events
R.E.A.D with a Dog
Reading Partners
Summer Reading Program
Tween and Teen Event
Tween Crafts and Craft Creations
Volunteer Youth Crews
Teen Advisory Board
Teen Summer Reading
Teen Craft Programs
National Comic Book Day
Yoga Program
Catching Fire
Teen Pizza PagersAdult ProgramsTune in Thursday
Chef’s Secret/ Dessert
An Evening with the Arts
Friends helping at the RRPL
Book Festival.
French/Spanish Language
Mrs. K Science
Create A Book with Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Nancy Sander
Terry Sullivan (Jungle Terry)
Balloon Artist
Summer Theme Event

Shayna McCauley, winner of
the Friend’s fund raising raffle shows her
prize Caroline, an American Girl Doll.

Reader Advisory Programs/Other

Summer reading prizes
for Adult Summer Reading Program
Art- inspired Book Discussion
Adult and Men’s Book Club Refreshments

The Friends meet the first Tuesday of the month September through June with the Annual Meeting in June.  All members are welcome to join the meetings at the library.

Please call the library for time, library location and any changes at (440) 333-7610.

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