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When will the next books sale be?

Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th, location TBA.

Who are the Friends of the Library?

 We are people who love our Library! We provide support to the Dayton Metro Library system through fundraising and programming assistance. We believe that Libraries are a key part of our community, enabling people of all ages and from all walks of life to engage with information, education, and creativity!

What do the Friends of the Library do?

Financial Support

Our fundraising helps the Library continue to offer a wide range of activities in these tough economic times. The programs we support touch the lives of a broad range of age groups across all the communities served by the Dayton Metro Library system. A few examples of those programs are:

Some of the things financed by the Friends of the Library include:

  • The Summer Challenge: 10 weeks of activities, literature, art, hands-on learning and fun for everyone in the family
  • First Club: A program aiming to put a Library card in the hands of every first grader in the Dayton Metro Library service area
  • Lego Programs: Programs that reach youth from elementary school age through teens, bolstering STEM learning efforts
  • Poetry Contest: A truly intergenerational program that brings authors together to share their work and inspire others

More questions?

Feel free to contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Dave Hicks 937.496.8638 or by email at, if you need more information about the Friends of the Library.

How do I become a member?

It's easy! Choose the membership level you prefer, complete the registration form, then mail it or drop it off at your nearest library. Membership brochures are available at your library, or you can click on a printable registration form here.

Membership Levels

  •    $5 - Student or Senior Friend (Friend of the Dayton Metro Library Bookmark)
  •  $20 - Friend (Friend of the Dayton Metro Library Bookmark)
  •  $35 - Good Friend ($5 Gift Card to, Barnes & Noble or Books & Co)
  •  $50 - Close Friend ($10 Gift Card to, Barnes & Noble or Books & Co)
  • $100 - Best Friend ($15 Gift Card to, Barnes & Noble or Books & Co)
  • $200+ Business Friend

Your membership is valid for one year.  Membership dues may be tax deductible!  Check with your financial advisor.

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