Things We Do
Used Book Sale -- Our Major Fund Raiser
Lake High School Wrestling Team
We thank the Lake High School wrestling team for helping to move the books from storage. They are among the many volunteers who logged a total of 600 hours to move, organize, and sell books. Thanks to the dedicated members who give their time each year for this major fund raiser. We always welcome new members to join us in participating in this and many other fun projects.
Reading at Altercare
Volunteers read at Altercare the first Friday of every
month. We welcome all Friends of the Library members
to help with this very worthwhile and satisfying project.
Volunteers planted and now maintain our garden for the enjoyment
of the public. Young children associate each letter of the alphabet
with a corresponding plant as they enjoy story time in the garden.
Evening in the village
Every December FOL participates in Evening in the Village at the former train station
(now Maple Street Art Gallery). Children and parents line up to board the train,
eager to listen to favorite Christmas stories. Books are provided by the FOL so that
each child gets to select one to take home.
FOL volunteers set up and maintain a library at the Hartville Migrant
Center for children of seasonal workers. The proximity of this facility to
where they live provides the children with an opportunity to
explore the world of books.
Volunteer at the Library
Friends of the Library members are often called on to volunteer at the library in
various capacities. Under the direction of one of the librarians, you may find us
helping with library programs, shelving books, preparing materials for children’s
programs, or just being a much-needed extra set of hands.