A non-profit group, the Friends of the Randolph Library was chartered in 1995. Our sole mission is to support and help the Randolph library. We purchase books and materials, sponsor children's and adult reading programs, and underwrite speakers and events of interest to the community.
Several times each year, the Friends sponsor book sales to benefit the library. The sales, offering thousands of books, are typically held in the Community
Center behind the library. Everyone is invited to come, and members of the Friends are entitled to attend a special preview the evening prior to the sale. The sales are a great way to stock up on your reading at a
nominal price and at the same time to help the library. We can always use more donations! You're welcome to drop off your books and videos at the Randolph library during library hours, or to bring them to the
set-up for the booksale.
And if you never want to miss another booksale, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive email notification of upcoming sales.
News and notes
On Tuesday, April 23, the Friends will sponsor Elder Law Attorney Margaret Kreiner's presentation of Estate Planning for Today and Beyond. Get your questions answered about estate and long term care planning, including Medicaid eligibility, powers of attorney, wills, and protecting your assets from nursing home costs. 2:00-3:15 pm, in the Randolph Community Center.
In conjunction with the Randolph children's librarian, the Friends will sponsor a Randolph Library children's garden, Tuesdays 3-4pm, June through September: "We will plant, craft, weed and water our small garden and at the end of the growing season we will have a feast with the produce we have grown." Open to kids age 6 and up.
On Tuesday, July 16, 6:30pm, young adult author Julie Lindsey will be returning to the Community Center.
Our August booksale was the largest and most successful ever. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time, including the Randolph Leos.
In 2010 the Friends donated $2000 to the library for the purchase of books, and $500 for the purchase of popular periodicals and magazines.
These donations were particularly important in light of the state budget shortfall affecting all Ohio public libraries.
New officers elected at the November, 2011 meeting are as follows: Paul Isner, President; Lynn Bilton, Vice President; Laura Yount, Treasurer; Marge Watson, Secretary.