Friends are hands-on supporters:
$44,300 for the library
Friends members give their time to sort books and cashier in our FriendShop book store, raising funds that support reading programs and helped build our new library.
At their April 2012 annual meeting, the Friends celebrated $44,300 in gifts over the previous year. Those gifts supported:
- Summer reading program
- Peter Sís murals, partial funding
- In Concert at CPL, series sponsorship
- Lifelong Learners series, refreshments
- Teen collections: print, eBooks
- General library collections: popular books, CDs, DVDs
- Douglass Branch collections
- Douglass Branch Reveal, grand opening event
- CU Reading: community-wide program in October 2012
The FriendShop: used books, movies, and CDs
The FriendShop on the lower level of the Main Library offers used books, DVDs, and CDs. Most books sell for $1 or less. FriendShop proceeds have allowed the Friends to give more than $178,000 to the library over five years, including $50,000 for the new library building. Support from the Friends also makes possible our summer reading game for children and our In Concert at CPL performance series.
Additional volunteers are needed to be cashiers during shop hours, or help to sort donated items.
Donate used books and more
Find out more about what you can donate to the FriendShop.