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…

MARCH MUSINGS

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.

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.…

Why Isn’t TPL Open?

We know many of you have been missing our beloved library. And we have an update for you. First, following the initial lockdown due to Covid, the TPL staff was hit hard. Many employees could not return due to health concerns and/or had found other opportunities. So the hiring process had to unfold. That is handled by the City, and it involves a timely interview and training process. However, there have been several new hires who are now in place and ready to serve! But not so fast… Our beloved TPL is an aging building. The original wing which houses the Youth Services area, the public and youth bathrooms, Tech Services, and the Friends Book Shop has suffered a major failure of the sewage system.…

An Update from the Friends

Are you missing the TPL as much as we are? While the Library has been closed, so have our operations. That means we haven’t been able to see our wonderful volunteers or customers. We are in constant contact with Cathy Russ, Library Director, and as soon as we can return to any level of service, we will let our Friends know! If you are a member of the Friends, you should have received your invitation to our General Annual Meeting on Sept. 28. Via a virtual platform, we’ll highlight the year (such as it is!), inform you on the status of our financials and donations to the Library, and nominate the slate for our Board of Directors. If you’d like to be a part of…

Alert: the millage funding the Troy Public Library is up for renewal this November!

If it passes, service will only improve at the TPL with its normal operations (while not suffering pandemic problems). If it doesn’t pass, the funding will expire at the end of the fiscal year in July 2021. Under this scenario, plans to close the library would have to begin far sooner, however. We cannot let that happen! So be informed. Attend one of Troy’s virtual TPL Millage Town Hall Meetings to learn about the Troy Public Library millage question on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Town Hall Meetings will be hosted on Zoom. Meetings will be held on Wednesday, September 23, at 7 pm and Thursday, October 1, at 7 pm. Register here: https://troypl.librarycalendar.com/… Please Note: These Town Hall Meetings are intended for Troy residents and…