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

Sharonville Branch Sale
10980 Thornview Drive
Thursday, November 20, 12 noon – 9 pm
Friday, November 21, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 23, 1 pm – 4 pm

See Book Sales for more information.

Shop and Save After Work on Dec. 9 at The Friends Shop

Shop at The Friends of the Library Shop (located in the Main Library downtown on the mezzanine level) after hours on Tuesday, December 9, from 5 – 9 pm. Enjoy refreshments and 25% off all purchases (some restrictions apply). Free gift wrapping will be available! Register to win a Rookwood Library Fountain tile.

This is another great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for unique gifts, especially for book lovers.

See Book Sales for more information.

Special Sales for Members at the Friends Shop in Main Library

The Friends Shop, which is located in the Main Library downtown, is offering two special Sales for members, who will receive 25% off their purchases during these events:

  • The Anniversary Sales will run from October 27 to November 8
  • The annual Holiday Open House will be on November 23

These sales are a great opportunity for members to get a head start on their holiday shopping while saving money. In addition to gently used books and DVDs, the shop offers Rookwood and Charley Harper merchandise.

The Friends Shop is located on the Mezzanine Level at the Main Library and is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday-Saturday.

Go to Friends Shop for more information.

On-Going Sales at The Warehouse and The Friends Shop

On-Going Sales at The Friends Used Books Warehouse (8456 Vine Street in Hartwell) take place 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.

In addition, The Friends Shop in the Downtown Main Library Mezzanine is open to sales Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Friends Shop has a large selection of gently used books and also offers a variety of unusual items. Go to 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.”