Visit Our Shops

The Friends operate two unique shops right in the Troy Public Library!

Friends Book Shop   Saturdays 10-1PM and Sundays 1-4PMBook Shop

Located on the lower level of the library, the Book Shop is open every weekend. You’ll find thousands of items in various categories, from our youngest readers to adult-aged book lovers. Organized by subject, we carry a large variety of fiction in hardcover, trade paperback, and pocket paperback sizes, as well as audio fiction.  Our non-fiction subjects span every interest, and we have a large selection of AV materials, including CD’s and DVD’s.

Most items are priced at $1.00 or less and are hand-selected by our hard-working volunteers to provide you the highest quality materials.


Friends Gift Shop  Monday-Thursday 12-6PM, Saturday 11-4PM, and Sunday 1-4PM
Located in the library lobby, across from the Circulation Desk, the Gift Shop has a great selection of unique gift items for adults, teens and children, including:Friends Shop Entrance

  • Jewelry
  • Fashion accessories
  • Greeting cards, stationery and gift bags
  • School and office supplies
  • Toys and games
  • Decorative home decor
  • “Emergency” items like batteries, umbrellas, sewing kits, ear buds and reading glasses

For your convenience, the Friends Shop also carries a limited selection of used books, music CDs and movies on DVD and VHS. Proceeds from both of our shops support all the  programming and various  library enhancements.

Volunteer with us! We always welcome volunteers to help us work in our shops. Shifts are flexible, and the library is a great place for high school students (16 years or older) to earn community service credit. Join us today!


Join Programs and Groups

The Friends promote and support the Troy Public Library, and we have done so for over fifty years!  That means we provide the funding for the programming and enhancements at the library. Every time you attend a program or presentation for youth or adults, or use materials and enhancements (like the meeting room or lobby furniture!), we’ve provided the funding to make that possible!

There is always something going on at the Troy Public Library. Check out the TPL calendar for events and programs; these are planned and executed by the talented and dedicated librarians and staff.  They include the following:

  • Summer reading clubs for youth, teens, and adults
  • Book clubs on a range of topics
  • Computer classes
  • Lap-sits and craft programs in the newly remodeled Youth Services room
  • Author and book signings
  • High school study groups
  • Special speakers on history, psychology, couponing, sports and more!

Looking to connect with others who share your interest? How about joining one of the specialized groups below?

Teens Studying