Join us for an exclusive Friends Members Only Meet and Greet with Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestselling author, prior to her general presentation to the Troy community. You’ll have the opportunity to engage her in a small-group setting before her speaking engagement and book signing. Learn more about Ms. Berg at her website: www.elizabeth-berg.net Continue reading “Friends Member Exclusive!”
Months in the making, hours of work and testing, and it’s finally time to welcome you to our new site!
Take a few moments and check it all out. Learn something new about the Friends, explore our Blog posts, and try all the menus. If you like what you see, we’re happy! If something isn’t working well, or if you have a suggestion for future content, let us know. We love to hear from our Friends, and we’re happy you’re here!
Our Outreach program is a core part of our operations. Each week, boxes of books are packed and donated to several civic, charities, schools, shelters, or veterans/hospital groups. Some of the places we’ve supported include:
- The Veterans Affairs hospitals
- Local elementary, middle, and high schools and teachers
- Haven House and Gilda’s Club
- Troy Community Center
- District Court Jury Waiting room
- Gleaners Food Banks
- Salvation Army
- CareNet Pregnancy Centers
- Encore Upscale Resale in support of local Christian schools
If you know of a local charity that would accept our donated materials, please contact us at email@example.com.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the books our patrons donate to the Friends? Let us take you through the process we follow every day to put quality used books on our shelves.
The Friends of the Troy Public Library are partners in a program through Amazon. It’s called Amazon Smile, and a portion of every sale completed through that program comes right back to us. Even better, once you set up your account to benefit the Friends, you never have to do anything again – it will automatically route your purchases through the Smile program! Here’s how it works:
- Go to Amazon Smile via this link: https://smile.amazon.com/
- Choose Friends of the Troy Public Library as your charity of choice
- Shop to your heart’s content!
This simple decision to support the Friends is a small way for individuals to help…and together it adds up to big things for the Troy Public Library!