Friends of the Public Library
of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

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

Ways to Support

Create a lasting legacy within our community by making a contribution to The Friends or to the Library Foundation. Purchases and donations fund programs and activities which offer a lifetime of learning opportunities for everyone!

There are several ways to contribute:

Commemorative Bricks

Commemorative bricks are a wonderful way to mark a special occasion or memorialize loved ones. These handmade ceramic bricks, which can be inscribed with a signature or a printed name and message, are permanently displayed on the Signature Wall at the Main Library. Bricks may be purchased for $100.

Click here to download an application form to purchase a commemorative brick

Purchase Library Collection Souvenirs

Purchase of library collection souvenirs will not only provide unique items for a home or office, but also will support The Friends. Souvenirs include the Cincinnati Riverfront 1848-2006 poster and Cincinnati Riverfront 1848 prints and postcards. Click here to get more information concerning these items. Items can be purchased by sending a completed order form to The Friends Shop

Click here to download the order form for library collection souvenirs.

Program Funding

Programs for children, teens or adults may be underwritten with a gift of $200 or more. Whether at the Main Library or a designated branch library, the program’s promotional materials acknowledge the donor.

Grants, Bequests, and Donations

Grants, bequests, and donations may be made to The Friends or to the Library’s own foundation. Named trusts can be set up for larger gifts. Expendable and nonexpendable trust funds can be used for program support, collection development, special equipment purchases or other needs.

Memorial Gifts

All gifts made in honor or memory of an individual will be promptly acknowledged to the person or their family by letter.

For additional information, send an email to or call 513-369-6035. Contributions may be sent to The Friends of the Public Library, 8456 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45216

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Commemorative brick purchases and other donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.