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

Winter Warehouse Sale
8456 Vine Street (Hartwell)
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, January 13, 2017, 10 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, January 15, 12:00 noon - 5 pm

See Book Sales for more information.

Halloween Whoo-ooo-plah at The Friends Warehouse Saturday, October 29, 10 am - 4 pm

No tricks but plenty of treats at the Halloween Whoo-ooo-plah event at The Friends Warehouse (8456 Vine Street, Hartwell) on Saturday, October 29, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Special discounts will be offered on graphic novels, sci-fi books, mysteries, and occult books. Get a spooky surprise gift with a minimum $5 purchase. As always, members of The Friends will receive a 10% discount on their purchases too.

Get into the spirit of Halloween by purchasing some books full of mystery and unexplained tales.

Anniversary Days at the Friends Shop in the Main Library Offers Big Discounts to Members of The Friends from October 31 through November 12

The Friends Shop on the Mezzanine Level at the Main Library (downtown) is celebrating its 33rd Anniversary, and to observe this special occasion, the Shop is offering big discounts on purchases made by members of The Friends.

Members of The Friends will received a 25% discount on their purchases (excluding certain items) during The Friends Shop Anniversary Celebration from Monday, October 31 through Saturday, November 12.

Not a member of The Friends yet? Join at the Shop or The Warehouse to receive your discount.

Dave Edmundson To Discuss The Friends on WMKV Radio on November 4 at 5:00 pm

Dave Edmundson, a member of The Friends, will be appearing live on Mike Martini’s “The Book Show” on WMKV FM Radio 89.3 and WLHS FM Radio 89.9 on Friday, November 4, at 5:00 pm.

Dave is going to discuss The Friends of the Library and the many types of books and media we have available with Mike and his co-host Kevin Grace. Dave’s focus will be on the material we have on Cincinnati and the surrounding area. He will talk about the fiction and non-fiction books about Cincinnati and our history, as well as books and media created by Cincinnatians, which The Friends offer.

These stations stream their broadcasts, so you can listen to Dave’s discussion on your computer, phone, tablet and other electronic devices also. The Book Show" can be heard on your computer via live streaming by going to the website and clicking on the "listen now" button.

Upcoming Events at The Friends Shop at the Main Library

November 20: Open House at The Friends Shop from 1-5 pm.

November 28 through December 23: Extended shopping hours for the holiday season.

December 5: Diana McBride, Friends volunteer and historian, will discuss the history of the Library at 2:00 pm on the Mezzanine.

December 6: Work-Shop-Save event from 5 pm - 8 pm.

December 3, 4, 11, 12, 18, and 19: Holiday Weekend Shopping at The Friends Shop.

Look for more information on these events to be posted soon.

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.”