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!

Holiday Open House at the Library Friends' Shop

Sunday, November 19, 1-5 p.m.
Kick off the holidays with us! Enjoy special savings while supporting the Friends'. Holiday treats and gift ideas galore! Sara Caswell-Pearce of Paper With a Past will bring her "Cincinnati Brain" customizable prints and other collages, cards, and tinys!

Extended Holiday Hours at the Library Friends Shop

Friday, November 24-Saturday, December 23
Mondays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Work--Shop--Save Night

Tuesday, December 5, 5-9 p.m.
Work till about 5, then make your way to the Library Friends’ Shop. Browse and find thoughtful, memorable gifts while saving significantly. Very merry goodies and indulgences await. Finish up hard-to-finds and impossible-to-surprise peeps on your list! Choose from stunning jewelry handcrafted of Czech glass by Shelalee of Ft. Thomas!

Twelve Days of Christmas Returns

Tuesday, December 12 - Saturday, Decmeber 23
Extended holiday hours all 12 days!
Details? Stop in the shop. Visit our Facebook page daily. LIKE & SHARE your FRIENDS: @Friends.CincinnatiLibrary for Up-to-the-Minute scoop before each day unfolds. Holiday saving $urprises await!

Pop-Up Shop Returns to Friends Warehouse

Saturdays, December 2 and 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy the Friends Shop unique gift solutions in Hartwell. The L.F.S. gifts ideas enhance our selection of used books, DVDs, CDs and LPs as “Just The Right” presents! Bring happiness, joy, and entertainment to kids of all ages!

Regular Hours: 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 513-369-6035.

On-Going Sales at The Friends Warehouse

The Friends Warehouse offers bargains for shoppers and readers of all ages throughout the year. The Warehouse is open to sales on:

  • Monday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Members of The Friends receive a 10% discount on all purchases made at the Warehouse. Join or renew today!

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-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, and major credit cards.

See Book Sales for more information.

Friends Shop at Main Library Offers Unique Items

The Friends Shop at the Main Library (800 Vine Street, Downtown) is filled with treasures for readers, writers, and gift-givers. In addition to a large selection of gently used books, videos, CDs and DVDs, the Friend Shop offers literary-themed products, books pertaining to Cincinnati and the surrounding area and unique greeting cards.

The Friends Shop is located on the mezzanine level of the Main Library and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

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.”