Friends of the Library


Collectible Book Sale!!!!

The Friends of the Findlay Hancock County Public Library will be having a sale of collectible books on Friday, March 20 and on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The sale will be held in the Lindamood Room in the lower level of the library. The hours of the sale will be 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.

The Friends of the Library recently received a large donation of mainly history books from an estate. The topics of the books range from western Americana to the history of World War II. There are also some general non-fiction books. There are many first editions, some limited editions, and signed copies. There will be over 180 books in the sale.  The prices range from $2.00 to $175.00. Only cash and checks will be accepted as payment.

For a list of the books in the sale, please CLICK HERE.

Please email  or with any questions.


Needed by the Friends of the Library

Volunteer to join the Board

There are only three meeting per year.

If you are interested, please contact

Jim Flechtner at

419-423-9483 (afternoons) or 419-423-8394 (evenings)

For information about the Friends of the Library, call 419-422-1712.

Who are the Friends?

♦The Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Library and its relationship to the community.
♦The Friends are enthusiastic supporters united by a common concern for the well-being of the Library.
♦As a Friend, your annual dues enable special Library programs to continue and expand. The Friends also welcome donations, gifts, memorials, and bequests for the enhancement of the Library.
♦Donations are also welcome to the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.

What the Friends Do

♦The Friends help promote the Library, develop activities, present special programs, and encourage reading and use of the Library.
♦The Friends sponsor special library programs as well as staff development and staff recognition.
♦The Friends raise funds through memberships, gifts, sales in the Book Cellar.
♦The Friends manage and staff the Book Cellar where we sell gently used books.
♦The Friends conduct used book sales in the spring and fall.
♦The Friends meet three times each year: February (the annual meeting), May and September. We encourage your attendance at these meetings to enjoy interesting presentations, share ideas, volunteer for programs, and keep up-to-date on Library activities.

Friends of the Library Bookstore: The Book Cellar  

Located in the Main Library's lower level.

Monday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00 - 3:00PM


Why You Should Be a Friend

♦Your contribution of time and money not only benefits the Library but also your community.
♦You will be given advance notice if upcoming Friends events and receive the organizations newsletter.
♦Your annual membership dues and gifts are tax deductible.


Members Receive Half-off every Monday in the Book Cellar.

Membership Dues
$5.00 - Full-time student
$15.00 - Individual
$25.00 - Family
$5.00 - Senior Citizen (60+)
$35.00 - Contributing
$50.00 - Sustaining
$100.00 - Patron
$250.00+ - Benefactor

The Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund

In 1995 the Friends of the Library contributed $10,000 to The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to establish the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund, a fund that has grown considerably since that time through appreciation and further donations. Gifts made through the Community Foundation offer the tax advantages of the 501 (c) (3) status. Only the proceeds of the Fund are granted to the library and principal of your gift will be the foundation of a legacy that will benefit library users in perpetuity. Gifts to the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund may be tailored to fit each donor’s individual needs. Gifts are gratefully accepted in the form of cash, retirement plan assets, life insurance, appreciated stock or real estate. Further information about the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund and the Community Foundation is available at 419-425-1100.


If you enjoy the Library and want to support its programs and its role in your community, please consider joining our Friends Group, you can download a copy of our membership form below.

Friends Membership Form (PDF)