Volunteer with the Friends!

Volunteer with the Friends!

Friends Volunteer Opportunities The Friends of the Troy Public Library is an all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to promote and support the TPL, and we accomplish what we do because of our volunteers and the time they give in service of the Friends. Book Shop Section Leader We invite you to visit our shops to see our work in action and to review our volunteer opportunities below. Training is provided for every position, and your service can be a few hours each month or several hours weekly. Volunteers develop new friends, learn more about the library, and feel a great sense of accomplishment. Adopt a section of the Book Shop and take ownership of the items on display for weekly sales. You’ll be shown how…

A New Chapter in the Book Shop: Grand Re-Opening!

A New Chapter in the Book Shop: Grand Re-Opening!

 “How did you pay for the improvements?” “Does this mean you’ll have less to give less to the Library?” “Was it really necessary?” These are some of the questions we’ve been asked lately as we worked through the renovations of our Friends Book Shop. So while we’ve been counting down the days to our Grand Re-Opening, we wanted to take today to count our blessings and explain how it all came about. First, the renovation is fully paid for by the Friends of the Troy Public Library and was not financed or completed at the expense of any taxpayer. As a non-profit organization, we are not connected to the City or the City finances. None of the funding generated by our TPL millage is filtered…

Support The Friends of The Troy Public Library!

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…

Phase Three: Paint and Carpet

If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen the complete clearing of materials in our Book Shop, then the demolition/removal of all old furniture and shelving. The next step called for bright coats of paint and snappy new carpeting! We’re expecting the shelving and other furniture items to arrive within the next five to six weeks. And then we’ll begin the process of filling the space back up with books, DVD’s, CD’s, records, and other fun items we select for you. We miss all of our customers and volunteers, but we’re thrilled to be able to bring our all-new Book Shop back to life very soon. In the meantime, check our the progress in the pics below!

Ready for Remodeling

The basement Book Shop is now cleared and ready for remodeling! We’ll be sharing updates as we go along. The first phase was packing away all the books and materials. Many faithful volunteers and the Book Shop management crew were on hand getting the books into boxes, shelves completely cleared, and details finalized for the renovation. Soon we’ll have new carpet, new paint, all new shelving, a new sales area, and other adjustments to the shop in general. We can’t wait to show it off! In the meantime, take a look at these photos. It’s the Book Shop like most of us have never seen it before!

Tell Us About Our Shop!

Our shops may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean we’ve halted all our work! We’d like to gather some information from you about our lobby Friends Shop. Did you know that the revenues from that shop – and the lower-level Book Shop – support the Library? That means the more we make, the more we give! And the happier our customers are, the better we’re able to give back to the entire library community. So we’ve created a survey to gather some data that will help us do our best. Simply click this link, take the survey, and know that we thank you for your input. Your small investment of time could make a huge impact on our operations. Friends Shop Survey Thank you!

Season’s Greetings

Our Book Shop & Gift Shop are now temporarily closed for remodeling.  We have also suspended accepting donations of books and other media for the time being.  Stay tuned to this website as well as our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/friendstpl/) & Twitter (https://twitter.com/Friends_TPL/) pages for progress updates leading up to resumption of donations and the exciting Grand Re-Openings. In the meantime …

That’s a Wrap for Now

The Friends Book Shop is now officially closed for remodeling.   Please remember that we will not be accepting donations of used books and other materials during the interim. Check this website or our other social media platforms for updates as well as announcements about donation resumption and Shop reopening. As a reminder, our Friends Shop will remain open through Sunday December 23 for your last minute gift and card shopping.  That Shop will then close for new carpet installation until Monday January 21, 2019.    

Going Out of Business (Temporarily) Clearance Sale

OK, OK, we going out of business only until renovations are completed, but we’re still having a … Clearance Sale Everything will be 50% off marked price in the lower level Friends of the Troy Public Library used Book Shop … and we mean EVERYTHING. Almost every item will cost you only 50 cents or less. Wednesday December 12   3:30PM – 7:30PM Saturday December 15     10AM – 1PM Sunday December 16         1PM – 4PM Our Book Shop is located on the lower level of the Troy Public Library. Drop in for the best holiday shopping bargains in town, and also say good-bye to an old friend until you greet them again in March 2019.

Visit the Friends Shop for Holiday Gifts

Now that the holidays are in full swing, make it a special point to visit the Friends of the Troy Public Library Gift Shop located on the main level of the Troy Public Library across from the Circulation Area.  There, you’ll find a great selection of unique Christmas and seasonal holiday items for those special folks on your shopping list … including you! And don’t miss our new greeting card spinner containing over 500 beautiful selections for every special occasion. We also carry a limited inventory of used books, music CDs, movies on Blu-Ray and DVD, jewelry, fashion accessories, gift bags, school and office supplies, toys and games along with “Emergency” items like batteries, umbrellas, sewing kits, ear buds and reading glasses. The Friends Shop…