Friends of Rocky River Public Library

ABOUT

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 .

WHAT’S NEW?

FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP MADE EASIER

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library or renewing your Friends membership? Now it’s easier than ever!

Drop a completed membership form in the new blue Friends Mailbox in the Library lobby (make check out to Friends of RRPL, Inc.) or join online by scanning the QR code below and pay by credit card.

THE RRPL ONGOING BOOK SALE

The RRPL Ongoing Book Sale is a great way to recycle and/ or restock your “home library” while supporting the library and ultimately your community.  The Ongoing Book Sale is located in the lobby of the library and is open to the public during library hours. Library personnel at the Greeter’s desk can direct you as to where to place donated items.

We accept donated hardcover, paperback, and children’s books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays, in good condition. We DO NOT accept magazines, puzzles, textbooks, vinyl records, or encyclopedias.  All donated items become the property of the RRPL.

Hardcover books and audiobooks are priced at $1.00, with remaining items available for 50 cents.  If you purchase a defective item, you may exchange it for another. No refunds. Payment is cash or check only, and can be placed in the designated box located at the Greeter’s desk in the library lobby. Please make checks payable to Friends of the RRPL.

Proceeds from the Ongoing Book Sale will be directed to the Friends of the RRPL, whose mission is funding library services, programming, and programming equipment that the library otherwise could not afford.

Our sincere thanks go out to the many patrons who have donated items for resale over the years and to the legacy of the RRPL Women’s Committee who started the ongoing book sale 67 years ago and continue to sort and shelve donated items.

THANK YOU, CORPORATE SPONSORS!

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

River Dental Arts, Dr. Emily Zeisler
World Group LLC
Deb and Dave Furry, Northern Title Agency
Aileen FitzGerald & Elizabeth Gleim, Fitzgerald Team Howard Hanna
Corrigan Krause CPAs and Consultants
Charles P. Canepa, D.D.S., M.S.

SUPPORT THE FRIENDS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the Friends of RRPL at no extra cost. Shop today, you’ll find the exact same vast selections and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to the Friends of RRPL.

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Coming soon

FRIENDS NEWSLETTER / ANNUAL REPORT

Friends Newsletter

2021 – 2022 Annual Report pdf

IN THE NEWS

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Friends Craig Rimlinger and Peggy Cawley pictured at Fall Fest in October, where they answered questions about National Friends of Libraries Week and the recently purchased Charlie Cart.

 

Friends of the Library

Friends’ President Sharon Fruchey pictured with Marta Rego of Lake Road Market, drawing the name of the winner of a $100 Lake Road Market gift card for National Friends of Libraries Week.

 

FOLLOW US:

FRIENDS OF THE ROCKY RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, INC GOVERNING BOARD

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

2021 BYLAWS 

2021/2022 Friends of RRPL Board Members

2022-2023

ELECTED OFFICERS:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Recording Secretary
Membership Manager
Members at Large
Kate Leslie
John Hill
Craig Rimlinger
Patty McKenna
OPEN
Noreen Vokic, Roberta Trutko
COMMITTEES:
Corporate Sponsorship
Event Support
Marketing / Media Outreach
Sarah Siebert
Jenny Dieringer
Nate Louis
LIBRARY STAFF
Director
Administrative Specialist
Jamie Mason
Krista Carte

MEMBERSHIP

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

Get a free Mitchell’s Ice Cream scoop certificate at the Greeter’s desk in the lobby when you join (or renew) your Friends membership.

 PRINT: Membership Form

The Friends meet the second Tuesday each month, with the Annual Meeting being held 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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