Friends News

READ (Read, Eat, and Drink) with the Friends!

READ (Read, Eat, and Drink) with the Friends!

We are delighted to invite you to our first-ever READ (Read, Eat, and Drink) with Michigan Authors event!   When: Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 2-5 PMWhere: St. Julian Winery, 518 W. 14 Mile Road in Troy, MICost: $15 Early Bird registration OR $20 at the door if space permits Talented local authors who write in a variety of genres will be on site with their books for sale and signing while you enjoy food samples and wine pours from local businesses: Nibble assorted pizzas from Crispelli’s Pizzeria Crunch on some veggie trays from Nino Salvaggio Wash it down with samples of St. Julian wine End with a sweet indulgence from Ridley’s Bakery Your registration fee includes the following:– exclusive shopping with talented local authors; meet with them and purchase their books…

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…

Back in Business!

Back in Business!

The Friends lower-level Book Shop and our lobby Friends Shop are both now open for business as usual. Visit either one today to find an array of high-quality items! Our lobby Friends Shop offers retail items including greeting cards, home décor, office/study supplies, and a selection of quality used books and DVD’s. Our lower-level Book Shop is the best used book shop in town! There you’ll find high-quality, gently-used books, DVD’s, CD’s, LP’s, audiobooks, and more! Most items are priced $1, and we restock weekly. We accept your donations! Please check our guidelines for donating, then bring your items to the Donations Area in the lobby. We always welcome new Friends! Join the Friends as a member or a volunteer…and join the fun of being…

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!