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 in the Friends of the Library (FOL) book sale. 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 popular Summer Reading Club.
Friends of the Library Book Sale & Donations
Book Sale: The Friends have an ongoing sale at both Grove City (in the Friends of the Library Book Sale Room) and at Westland (in the entrance lobby). Special sales are also held periodically. Stay up-to-date with Friends sales and events through their website or Facebook page.
Donations: The Friends accept donations of gently used books, audiobooks, movies, and music year-round. Titles that are not added to the library collection are sold in the book sale. Items may be dropped off in the marked bins in the book sale areas at either library. Thank you for your support!
Join the Friends
Become a member of the Friends online through the Friends' website or pick up a membership application at either Grove City or Westland.
Membership options and fees are:
|Student/Senior (55+) annual||$7|
|Individual lifetime (one-time fee)||$200|
|Benefactor (one-time donation)||$100|
Checks should be made payable to: Friends of Southwest Public Libraries, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program to support the library through the Friends! When enrolled shoppers swipe their loyalty card at checkout, Kroger will donate funds to the organization of their choosing at no added cost. Shoppers will still receive their own Kroger rewards, including coupons and fuel perks.
All participants in the Kroger Community Rewards program must re-enroll each year to continue supporting their chosen organization.
Click here to enroll or renew enrollment to support the library. The ID for Southwest Public Libraries is VJ928.
The Friends Board for the year 2021 includes:
- President - Suzanne Norris
- Vice President - David Donofrio
- Treasurer - Ginnie Milliken
- Secretary - Carol Rorick
- Assistant Treasurer - Paige Perigo
- President Emeritus - Laura Harper
- Amanda DeCastro
- Jeri Dobrovic
- David Gamble
- Nora Matera