Friends RRPL


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



Regrettably, the Summer Harvest Raffle has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. While we are incredibly disappointed, we are planning a Friends Membership campaign in October with a goal to raise funds in support of RRPL with a specific focus on food education for all audiences. Please direct any questions regarding this cancellation to Half Baked Harvest. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support.



Our success is directly linked to the vision and generosity of the corporate community. We are grateful for the support of our corporation sponsors:

Charles P. Canepa, D.D.S., M.S
Aileen FitzGerald, Realtor, Howard Hanna
Gregg Wasilko Group, Realtors, Howard Hanna
Deb and Dave Furry, Northern Title Agency
Corrigan Krause CPAs

Friends Sponsors


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Friends Kids’ Membership Drive

Kids Membership FormThursday, June 17
12:00 to 3:00 pm

Mitchell’s Ice Cream (Outdoor event)
19700 Detroit Road, Rocky River
(Rain Date: Thursday, June 24)

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Friends Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2020 NewsLetter pdf

In The News

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

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Join the Friends online


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.

2021 BYLAWS 

Friends of RRPL: Slate for the 2021-2022 FY Membership Year


Vice President
Recording Secretary
Membership Manager
Members at Large
Sharon Fruchey
John Hill
Peggy Cawley
Patty McKenna
Brittin Barkley
Kate Leslie; Craig Rimlinger
Corporate Sponsorship
Event Support
Marketing / Media Outreach
Sarah Siebert
Jenny Dieringer
Julie Drellishak
Stacie Gerrity
Administrative Specialist
Jamie Mason
Krista Carte



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 the 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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