Each year, Friends turns books donated by generous members of the community like you into dollars of support for the library system. Hundreds of thousands of books are donated annually and are sold along with withdrawn library books at the Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop, the Annual Used Book Sale, library branch sales, and special sales. These book sales are sustained by hours of volunteer work to sort and channel these materials for the best possible use. Volunteers also staff all book sales.

Additional donations and membership dues are also important components of the financial support that Friends provides to the library system.

Thanks to people like you, Friends funds mini-grants each year for outstanding programs that are not covered by the library’s budget.

Friends also has a strong network of advocates who serve as ambassadors for our library.