The Friends of the Galion Public Library are an active,
non-profit group of interested patrons who meet regularly and
assist the library in various ways.
In addition to the
gargantuan task of managing the used book sale, the friends
undertake various other fundraisers. The gathered funds are used
to donate needed items for the library, including technology
(computers, printers, microfilm readers, ...), furniture (book
carts, reading-room chairs, ...), and items for library programs.
The Friends sometimes also volunteer in other ways, from helping
plant flowers to assisting with the processing of new materials
for the collection.
If you would like more information about the Friends of the
Library, contact the library staff
for more information.
The Friends of the Library used book sale is usually
held twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, pending that
enough used books and other materials have been collected. Items
for the sale may be donated throughout the year: just bring them
in to the library. (However, we do not accept used magazines
or newspapers or old encyclopedias for the sale, because they do
not sell well enough to justify the space they take up.)
The Friends would like to issue a big
Thank You to Galion and the surrounding area for your support and donations, which made our Fall Book Sale a tremendous success. The Friends of the Library use these funds for various projects and efforts to increase the services available at the library. We truly appreciate the generosity of the community.