Friends of the Library

Spring 2014 Book Sale

Friday, May 2: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday, May 3: 9 am - 6 pm 

Sunday, May 4: 1 - 5 pm
(Sunday only: FILL A BAG FOR 4 BUCKS!) 
If you are a current Friends member or are renewing or joining for the first time, you'll receive a 10% discount on all your Friday and Saturday purchases. Individual memberships are $7.00; family memberships are $15.00. Grab some great bargains and support a great cause - your Wadsworth Public Library!


Who are the Friends?


The Friends of the Wadsworth Public Library is a non-profit organization interested in the Library and concerned for its welfare.

Books & Baubles

The gift shop, managed and operated by volunteer members of the Friends of the Library, is located just past the lobby, inside Wadsworth Public Library. Shop hours are:

Monday-Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Monday-Wednesday: 6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm

Phone: 330-335-2602


Purpose of the Friends of the Library...

  • To build community support for the Wadsworth Public Library
  • To focus public attention on Library facilities, services, and needs
  • To encourage the donation of used books, video and audio tapes, and desirable collections for resale
  • To bring greater recognition of the Library’s importance and place in our community

What do Friends do?

  • Operate the Library gift shop “Books & Baubles”
  • Hold used book sales
  • Fund special programs for the Library including author visits, book signings, and Summer Reading Club events

What benefits do you receive by becoming a member?

  • Volunteer opportunities!
  • Knowing that you are supporting a great Library and its activities!

Many hands make light work!

It takes a lot of volunteers to keep the gift shop open, especially on Saturdays. If you would like to volunteer as a gift shop associate, leave your name and phone number at the shop or with Library staff at the Customer Service Desk.

You can also apply by printing and filling out the membership form and mailing it to or dropping it off at the Library. Click here to access the form.

How else can you support the Wadsworth Public Library?

The Wadsworth Public Library has a group of volunteers who perform a variety of tasks for the Library.

A volunteer position at the Library can take just a few hours of your time on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis depending on the assignment. Volunteer assignments at the Library are open to anyone age 14 and older. Applications are available at the Customer Service Desk. If you are a student under the age of 18, your application will need to be signed by a parent.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer
opportunities, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 330-335-2604.