Friends of the Dayton Metro Library

Freinds of the Dayton Metro Library

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!


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:

  • 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


Becoming 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 (coming soon).


Friends of the Dayton Metro Library Booksales feature books for children, teens, and adults, as well as music, movies, and audiobooks. All materials are $1.00 each. Additionally, all audio/video material are buy one, get three free.

Friends of the Library will accept cash, credit, or check payments. Customers must be able to load their purchases (Friends and volunteers will not be able to load or lift any items). Items cannot be held - everything must be picked up that day.

All proceeds of the sale will benefit Friends of the Library.


Book Sales are Open 9:30am to Noon for FOL Members Open to the Public Noon - 5pm

Have questions?

To learn more about the Friends of the Library, you can reach out to the Dayton Metro Library staff liaison, Lauren Tappel, at 937.496.8587 or email

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