The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County


Established 1957

Mission The Friends exists to support the library and promote literacy in our community.

Serving Our Community The Friends’ primary objective is to raise support for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. We fund programs and equipment that fall outside the Library’s budget, such as early literacy stations, author visits, and campaign support. We do this primarily by selling used books at our two retail locations: The Used Book Store at the Warehouse, and The Library Friends’ Shop. We also solicit donations and yearly memberships as well as acquire grant monies. Within our own walls, relationships and skills are developed through book clubs and writing groups. We host our own lectures and encourage local literary talent. The Friends would not exist without the faithful service of our dedicated volunteers who see to the day-to-day operations of our organization.

Michael A. Keslosky, President
James R. Witte, Vice President
David Edmundson, Secretary
Todd S. Neumann, Treasurer

Eunice H. Abel, Mary Lu Aft, Jay DeWitt, J. Martin Greenwell, Greg Harman, Consuelo W. Harris, Barbara J. Heldman, Jim Jones, Arnice Smith, William C. Strangfeld, Thomas E. Uhl, Robert C. Vitz, Jeffrey P. Waltz

Thomas F. Rehme, Of Counsel

Directors Emeriti
Catherine Huenefeld, Ellen Paulsen

Paula Brehm-Heeger, Ex-Officio
Anne B. Keller, Executive Director

Other Ways to Help
• We are always looking for volunteers who can either help on a consistent basis or work specific sales events.
• We accept personal donations of gently used books and media. Please see our website for guidelines and hours.
• Join us for our next two book sales: January 17–28, 2019, and June 1–8, 2019.

8456 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45216
(513) 369-6035

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