Friends of the Library are people like you who believe in and support the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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Friends Shop Holiday Activities and Sales
The Friends Shop, which is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Main Library (800 Vine Street, Downtown) is offering a number of activities and sales to make your holiday shopping fun and easy on the wallet:
Annual Holiday Open House: Sunday, November 29, 1 - 4 pm
25% off all purchases (with a few exceptions), refreshments, free gift packaging, jewelry trunk show from Thumbprint Designs with local jewelry designer Jennifer Becker.
Extended Holiday Hours: November 27- December 23
- Monday- Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
- Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
- Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm
Work, Shop, Save: Tuesday, December 8, 5 - 8:30 pm
25% off all purchases (with a few exceptions), refreshments, gift with every purchase, free gift packaging
Holiday Book Cafe: Sundays, December 6, 13, and 20, 1 - 5 pm
Plenty of used books and media suitable for gifting. Look for children’s picture books, craft books, cookbooks, music of the season, bestsellers and more. Most items priced at $1-$5. The Holiday Book Cafe will take place in the cafe space at the Main Library, adjacent to the Library Friends Shop.
See Friends Shop for more information.
Part-Time Employment Opportunities with the Friends
Two part-time employment opportunities are available with The Friends of the Library:
- Sales/Marketing Manager, 20 hours a week: responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and overseeing the sales and marketing for The Friends. Click here for a full job description and information on how to apply.
- Volunteer Manager, 15 hours a week; responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and overseeing volunteers for The Friends. Click here for a full job description and information on how to apply.
If you are interested a part-time position with a non-profit organization and enjoy working in a collaborative environment, check out the opportunities offered by The Friends.
Upcoming Book Sales
Winter Warehouse Sale
8456 Vine Street (Hartwell)
Thursday, January 14, 10 am - 7:30 pm
Friday, January 15, 10 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 16, 10 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 17, 12 noon - 5:00 pm
Sunday will be Members Bonus Day. All members of The Friends will receive 50% off their entire purchase. Join or renew today!
See Book Sales for more information.
Friends Warehouse Extended Saturday Shopping
The Friends Warehouse (8456 Vine Street, Hartwell) is extending its Saturday shopping hours during the holiday season:
- Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The Warehouse also will be open to customers during our regular sales hours:
- Monday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm
- Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm (until December 5)
The Warehouse offers bargains for shoppers and readers of all ages!
We offer gently used hardback and paperback books in every category of fiction and non-fiction, including children’s books. CDs, DVDs, video tapes, books-on-tape/CD and record albums also are available for purchase. Our collection includes recent releases as well as hard-to-find older books and materials.
Shop for books by your favorite author or a DVD of a favorite movie. All items are sold at bargain prices and we accept cash, check, MasterCard or Visa.
See Book Sales for more information.
The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Library make information and knowledge accessible to the communities it serves. The Friends purchases special library materials and equipment, and sponsors numerous programs throughout the year. Funds are generated by memberships, book and shop sales, and gifts and grants. Fifty Years of Friends, by Bob Vitz, “documents the journey of a fledgling organization that started in 1957 and has evolved into a dedicated group of civic-minded individuals determined to make a difference in the community on behalf of the Library that they cherish and love.”