Friends of the Shaker Library is a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded in 1980 to support and promote the library. Friends` funds enhance library resources, services and programs.
Participation in Community Events
The Friends organization promotes the Library through its participation in city-wide events to increase the awareness of the library and its services to the community.
Programs for the Community
Friends funds library-sponsored programs, such as author-illustrator visits, poetry readings, and the popular summer reading programs for families.
Semi-Annual Book Sales
Volunteers are welcome to sort books, set-up for the book sale, and to work during sale hours. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call the library and leave their names and telephone numbers.
Membership & Fund-raising
Membership levels range from $15 for individual memberships to $100 patron and business memberships. Remittance envelopes are available at the Circulation Desk. In addition to membership drives, books sales and never-ending sales of used books at each library, Friends also sells a variety of merchandise, including tote bags, coffee mugs and cookbooks at the Library Circulation Desks.
2010 - 2011 Elected Officers:
Sharon Heslin, President
Stephanie Jonas, Vice President/Volunteers
Tim Burke, Vice President/Book Sales
Martha Sivertson, Treasurer
Kelly Baylog, Corresponsing Secretary
Joyce Chappelle, Recording Secretary
Friends of the Shaker Library Board Members:
ex officio: Luren Dickinson, Shaker Heights Public Library Director