The Friends of Southwest Public Libraries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the mission of Southwest Public Libraries. The group conducts fundraising, volunteer work, public awareness efforts and literacy programs in the community on behalf of the library.
The Friends generate funds in support of the library primarily through the sale of donated books, magazines and other materials. Donated materials can be dropped off at either SPL branch. The Friends also host several fundraisers throughout the year to sponsor various initiatives, including the library's ever popular Summer Reading Club. Visit the Friends' Facebook page here.
The Friends Board for the year 2020 includes:
- President - Deb Fultz
- President Emeritus - Laura Harper
- Vice President - Marilyn Larkin
- Treasurer - Ginnie Milliken
- Secretary - Suzanne Norris
- Assistant Secretary/Treasurer - Carol Rorick
- At large members - David Donofrio, Nora Matera, and Paige Perigo
Join the Friends
If you are interested in joining the Friends, membership applications are available at both Grove City and Westland Area branches. Annual membership fees are:
- $7 for students/seniors (55+)
- $15 for individuals
- $20 for families
- $50 for businesses
- $100 for Benefactors
- $200 for lifetime membership
Checks should be made payable to: Friends of Southwest Public Libraries, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Patrons can enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, which designates a portion of their purchases at Kroger stores to be donated to the Friends. All participants in the Kroger Community Rewards program must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization. To enroll, click here.