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Friends of Reed Memorial Library

If you have gently used books and DVD's that are saleable, and would like to donate them to the Friends, please use the contact form below or call to make sure the Friends are accepting donations at this time. Please do not bring donations directly to the library staff without first contacting the Friends. 

What is the Friends of the Library?

The Friends is a group of local residents and business members of the community who value public library service and believe that their library is one of the key elements that make their community a great place to live. They volunteer their time and talent to promote the use of the library and to raise funds which are used to enhance library services.

What Friends do for the Library

  • Organize and conduct book sales and operate the bookstore inside the library
  • Sponsor cultural events for the community
  • Raise funds that are used to support library events
  • Support Summer Reading Programs
  • Are library advocates and often serve as the voice of the community in contact with administrators and legislators

Donating Materials to the Friends of Reed Memorial Library   

Acceptable donations:

Hard cover fiction and non-fiction
Children’s books
DVD, Blu-Ray

We cannot accept:
VHS or cassette tapes
Organizational pamphlets (business, religious, political, etc.)
Textbooks more than two (2) years old

If you have more than three (3) boxes of books to donate, please call 330-858-3818 to set up a date and time to drop them off. Library staff are not available to help carry boxes into the library and space is limited.
We can no longer pick up books at your residence -- insurance rules prohibit it.
We stop accepting donations three (3) weeks before the spring and fall book sales.
You may put books that do not meet our criteria into the recycle bin behind the library -- this will still generate funds for the library.
Please make sure your containers/bags are clean and do not have personal items that you do not intend to donate.

How Do I become a Friend of the Library?

Membership applications and brochures about the Reed Memorial Library Friends of the library organization are available in the library. Friends Board and committee members generally meet once a month to conduct their business. There is a small membership fee to join the Friends. As a Friend of the Library you can choose how much you wish to become involved but be assured---you will be among "Friends."

2 years
5 years
$10.00 $20.00
$20.00 $40.00
$6.00 $12.00
$50.00 $100.00
Lifetime Membership
$100.00 $100.00

Download the Friends of RML brochure and return the application inside to join. You can also pick up an application the next time you visit the library. 



Contact the Friends

Have a question for the Friends of RML? Have some good books you want to donate? Interested in becoming a Friend yourself? 

Friends Officers

President, Joan Kollman
1st Vice president, Nancy Kessler
2nd Vice President, Phyllis Cettomai
Treasurer, Larry Silenius
Asst. Treasurer, Mike Reder
Recording Secretary, Nancy Kessler
Secretary, Nancy Kessler

Trustees at Large

Bob Fleishman
Susan Briggs
Sue Matuk
Rose Mary Reyes
Van Victoria
Sandy Sprott
Kay Wise