Friends News

Book Shop (downstairs) re-opening Saturday June 8, 2024!

The Troy Public Library has completed the emergency maintenance in the basement and over the last several days, our Book Shop Volunteers have been working hard to prepare the downstairs Book Shop for re-opening! Hours for Saturday, June 8, 2024: 10AM – 1PM EDT Hours for Sunday, June 9, 2024: 1PM – 4PM EDT Thank you for the hard work and all your patience as we worked through the emergency maintenance of our aging Troy Public Library facility! We look forward to seeing you back in the Book Shop, and a reminder, our Friends Shop (upstairs) is open as well!

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(Crossposted from Facebook) Dear Friends of the Troy Public Library, Amazing Volunteers, and Valued Patrons. We hope you had a Happy Easter and are enjoying the early Spring weather. 🌸🌼 As you know, our Lower-Level Book Shop has faced some significant challenges due to persistent leaks in the HVAC system. But fear not! Repairs have been underway for a couple of weeks, and workers have been making great progress to ensure that things are back in tip-top shape. We expect these repairs will be completed by the end of April. Now, here’s the plan 👉🏻 👉🏻👉🏻 It will take about two weeks following the repairs to return the inventory from its current temporary off-site location and get things ready for you. So, at this moment,…

Friends Book Shop (downstairs) closed until May 2024, Friends Shop (upstairs) still open!

Our downstairs Friends Book Shop is closed through May 2024 (we will update with an actual date once we hear back) for major facilities work in the basement of our Troy Public Library. The Friends Shop (upstairs) is still open when staffed and has a great selection of materials from our downstairs shop in the interim. No donations are possible for the time being as our sorting and storage facilities are impacted by the facilities maintenance. We will update as soon as we hear more, and we really appreciate your support while our Library makes facilities improvements for an even better Book Shop this summer!

Bailey G. – Testimonial – 2023-03-23

Our thanks to Bailey G. for this kind message: I’m 27 years old and ever since I was a kid I went to the library. Looking back at when I was a little boy, I would always read the Goosebumps Books by RL Stine and I would check out movies as well. The libraries have served a purpose for a very long time and they still do. Back in the day it was all about books, but now a days it’s not only about books/novels. The library also has magazines, a massive movie collection with new movies being added after the dvd and blu ray release dates and it also has video games and tv shows. The library is important for many people, and as…

March Madness!

March has been so busy we need two posts!  The Book Shop and Friends shop are celebrating March is Reading month with a 50% off all kids books and DVD’s all month long.  Friends shop Hours are during regular library hours when volunteers are available.  Book shop hours are Saturdays from 10am to 1 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Stop in and Stock up on your favorite books! The Friends recently participated in a Philanthropitch hosted by the Troy Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Network.  Although, Grace Centers of Hope ultimately won the contest, the exposure gleaned by the effort will bring in donations and hopefully some volunteer support.  Click the link to view a recording of the pitch presentation. Philanthropitch 3-9-2022…


April Church, President Friends of the Troy Public Library March is Reading Month! The renovation of the Friends Shop is complete just in time for March is Reading Month!  Book Shop and Friends Shop are offering a 50% off all kids and tweens books and DVD’s for the ENTIRE MONTH of MARCH!  Stop by to see our fabulous offerings.  The sale will run from March 1 until March 31. The book shop is open   Saturdays from 10am – 1 pm and Sundays from 1pm – 4 pm.  The Friends Shop is open during library hours when volunteers are available. 

Friends Follies

The Friends are hosting a Book Lovers, 50% off sale, on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday February 13.  The event will be in both the Friends Shop and the Book shop.  Stop by this weekend and find a gift for yourself or for your one true love.  Speaking of the Friends Shop….. We are pleased to announce that the Friends Shop has undergone a transformation.  While we continue to have merchandise available, the focus of the shop has shifted to books.  We have a large selection of new and popular adult fiction, teen fiction, kids and tween fiction and other literary features.    The Friends Shop hours vary depending on volunteer availability, but we are trying to be several times during the week.  Stop in…

Friends Book Shop Closed November 27 and 28th

The Friends Book Shop will be closed on November 27 and 28th to allow our wonderful volunteers to spend time this Thanksgiving with their families. Our normal shopping hours will resume on December 4. We are very grateful for our donors, volunteers, friends, and customers and we wish we a very happy Thanksgiving.

November News

It has been a very busy month for the Friends. In an effort to renew our presence in our community, we have posted an article/ad in the Troy Times. The article/ad was published in the November 11, 2021 Troy Times, and should have been in your mailbox on Friday, November 12. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find the ad on page 13 of the Troy Times. Since our reopening, we have resumed our outreach programs connecting with previous outreach partners and welcoming new outreach friends.  Earlier this month St. Vincent De Paul picked up more than 50 boxes books.  Just this past Saturday (November 13) we were able to give 30 boxes of kids books to the Oakland Academy of Media and…

Open for Business

The Friends Bookshop, located on the lower level of the Troy Public Library, has been open for business since mid August 2021. We have had a wonderful time seeing old customers and meeting some new ones. Please pass the word to all your friends and family that we are open. Our hours of operation are Saturday’s from 10 am – 1pm and Sunday’s from 1 pm -4 pm. For the months of October, we are having a special sale! All library discards are 1/2 off! This is the perfect opportunity to try out some new authors or reread an old favorite. We look forward to seeing you soon.