FOL logo transpThe 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.

Connect with the Friends through their website or Facebook page.


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 annual $15
Individual lifetime (one-time fee) $200
Family annual $20
Business/Organization annual $50
Benefactor (one-time donation) $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checks should be made payable to: Friends of Southwest Public Libraries, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123.

Questions about joining? Contact Nora Matera, head of the Friends' Membership Committee, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 614-620-4449. 

 


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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.

 


Board Members

The Friends Board for the year 2021 includes:

Board Officers

  • President - Suzanne Norris
  • Vice President - David Donofrio
  • Treasurer - Ginnie Milliken
  • Secretary - Carol Rorick
  • Assistant Treasurer - Paige Perigo
  • President Emeritus - Laura Harper 

Board Members

  • Amanda DeCastro
  • Jeri Dobrovic
  • David Gamble
  • Nora Matera

Library Hours

Sun Closed
Mon, Tue, Wed      10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thur 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri, Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

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Grove City Library

3959 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
(614)-875-6716

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Westland Area Library

4740 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228
(614)-878-1301

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