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All Dayton Metro Libraries will be Closed on Friday, October 19th for Staff Development Day. Locations will resume normal hours on Saturday, October 20th.



When will the next booksale be?

The next Booksale will be  Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3 at the Dayton Convention Center.

When: Friday November 2nd | 4:00 – 8:00PM
Saturday November 3rd | 10:00AM – 5:00PM

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 apply online here.

Membership Levels

  •    $5 - Student or Senior Friend
  •  $25 - Friend
  •  $50 - Close Friend
  •  $100 - Best Friend
  • $200 - Business Friend

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

The Dayton Metro Library and Friends of the Library accept donations of books and audio-visual items for our annual book sales. Donations are accepted at all Dayton Metro Library locations.  Due to space limitations we can only accept two boxes per location.

We can write you a receipt for tax purposes if you like. Call or email Dave Hicks (Volunteer Services Manager) 937.496.8638 / if you need more information on donating book sale materials. Unfortunately we are not able to pick up your donations.

Donations we cannot accept include:

  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Any "dated" books, i.e. "Tax Guide 2003", "Visitors Guide to Boston 2001", "Encyclopedia Britannica 2004"
  • Books that are damaged, missing pages, have a musty smell or are otherwise noticeably flawed
  • Audio visual items that are missing tapes/CDs, scratched, damaged or may not play properly

If you have something on this list that we can't accept, please call Goodwill, St. Vincent DePaul or other thrift shops or vintage book collectors.

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