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

Annual Downtown Sale
Main Library, 800 Vine Street
Saturday, May 30, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 31, 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday, June 1, 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday, June 4, 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, June 5, 9 am - 5 pm

The Downtown Sale will include the following special bargains:

  • Members of The Friends will receive a one-time 50% discount on their entire purchase on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Thursday will be Half-Price Day; all purchases will have 50% taken off their listed price
  • Friday will be Bag Day. Buy a Friend’s shopping bag for $10 and everything you can get in it is yours

See Book Sales for more information.

Meet Momo the Dog

Meet Instagram star Momo the dog and his owner, authors of "Find Momo Coast to Coast" Saturday, May 23, 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Do you have an awesome dog? Bring a 3"-by-5" photo of your pooch to the Friends of the Public Library Shop at the Main Library before May 22. Receive a 20% discount on your purchase on the day you submit your photo. On May 23, come back to vote for the People's Choice Favorite Dog award!

Warehouse Closed June 1-8

The Friends Warehouse on Vine Street will be closed on Monday, June 1 through Monday, June 8 due to the Annual Downtown Sale. Sales will resume on Wednesday, June 10.

See the information below about the On-Going Sales at The Friends Warehouse.

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.

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.”