Friends of the Public Library
of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

· 8456 Vine Street (Hartwell) Cincinnati, OH 45216 · telephone: 513-369-6035 · email: ·

Friends of the Library are people like you who believe in and support the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Please visit our Facebook page and become a fan of The Friends!

Upcoming Book Sales

Summer Warehouse Sale
8456 Vine Street (Hartwell)
Thursday, August 13, 10 am - 7:30 pm
Friday, August 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, August 15, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, August 16, 12 noon - 5 pm


Saturday, August 15: Dollar Day For All Audiovisual Items. LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes, Playaways (pre-recorded players), Books-on-Tape, and Books-on-CD can be purchased for just $1.

Sunday, August 16: Half Price Day For All Members Of The Friends. A 50% discount on all purchases will be given to members of The Friends. Bring proof of membership; memberships may be purchased or renewed at the check-out table.

Throughout The Sale: Gently used Large Print Books will be available for only $2.

NOTE: There will be NO BAG DAY at this sale

See Book Sales for more information.

On-Going Sales Continue at The Friends Warehouse

The Friends Warehouse (8456 Vine Street, Hartwell) is open to customers every Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm, and every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

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.

Warehouse Closed To Sales on August 10, 12 and 17

The Friends Warehouse will be closed to sales on Monday, August 10, Wednesday, August 12, and Monday, August 17 so that we can prepare for and clean up after the Summer Warehouse Sale.

Friends Shop Filled With Treasures for Readers, Writers and Gift-Giverse

The Friends’ Shop, which is located on the Mezzanine level in the Main Library downtown (800 Vine Street) is filled with items which will delight readers, writers, and those looking for unique gifts.

In addition to a large selection of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and video tapes, the Friends’ Shop offers a variety of unusual items, such as unique boxed or individual greeting cards, literary-themed products such as bookmarks, key chains and t-shirts, and material about Cincinnati and the surrounding area.

The Friends’ Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Members of The Friends receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

See Friends Shop 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.”