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.

Friends Book Shop to Reopen August 14, 2021

The Library has reopened and the Friends have been given the “green light” to resume business. On Saturday, August 14, 2021 the Friends Book Shop located on the lower level of the Troy Public Library will re-open. Our hours are: Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Sunday from 1pm -4pm.

The Friends Shop (locate in the library lobby) is dependent on the availability of volunteers to serve as cashiers and will be open intermittently during normal library hours when volunteers are available.

We are also happy to report that we will once again be accepting donations beginning in August 2 with the following new procedures.

Large donations (3 boxes or more) will be accepted by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled through the Troy Public Library calendar.

Smaller donations (2 boxes or less) may be dropped in the lobby donation box during regular library hours with the following guidelines:

1. Materials donations must be securely bagged or boxed before being placed in the donation bin.

2. Donations should be in good condition and mold, smoke, and bug free.

3. Keep in mind that we do not accept encyclopedias, audio/VHS cassettes, or time sensitive materials older than 1 year.

Please see the Donate to the Friends page for more information.

Support The Friends of The Troy Public Library!

The Friends will once again accept material donations beginning August 2, 2021


Donate Materials to the Friends!

We accept your gently used materials in good condition for resale, and all proceeds are given back to the Troy Public Library for programs and other enhancements. Our Donations Area is in the Main Lobby. All donations must be securely boxed or bagged prior to donation.

Large donations (two boxes or more) will be accepted only by appointment. Please schedule your appointment through then Troy Public Library calendar. Please call Main Circulation Desk: 248-524-3538 for help with scheduling.

All donations are tax deductible within the limits of the law (please check with your tax advisor for specific details).

Please follow these guidelines when donating books, games, puzzles, and AV materials (Blu Ray’s, DVD’s, CD-ROMs, audio books, etc.):

  • We only accept items that are smoke, mold, and bug free – we cannot take anything that has been previously wet or underwater
  • All items should be free of tears, dents, writing, or other damage
  • We do accept rare and collectible books and materials
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following:
    • encyclopedias
    • audio/VHS tapes
    • time sensitive magazines/periodicals one year prior to the current year
    • medical/computer books older than five years
    • business books older than ten years
    • textbooks older than ten years
Board of Directors table with Team sign

Donate Your Time to the Friends!

We can never have too many Friends helping in our organization!  For as little as a few hours a month, you can join one of the most vibrant, dedicated, and fun-loving volunteer groups in Troy. We welcome volunteers of all ages and have many opportunities helping sort donations, cashiering in our Book Shop and Friends Shop, joining our Board, or sitting on a committee.

You may sign-up to volunteer with the Friends at our Volunteer Application.

Donate Financially to the Friends!

We gratefully accept monetary donations in the form of a membership, memorial donation, and/or general donations. 

You may become a member of the Friends using our Membership Application.

You may make a memorial or general donation to support Troy Public Library programs and everything else The Friends of the Troy Public Library provides to the community through our online or printable Donation Form.

Additionally, you may designate the Friends of the Troy Public Library as a beneficiary in your estate. Planned giving to the Friends of the Troy Public Library leaves a legacy of programming and enrichment for the entire Troy Public Library community. If this is your desire, please check with your estate planning professional.