Friends of Morley Library

Friends of Morley Library


Book Donations Update

The Friends continue to be unable to accept book donations until further notice due to the unforeseen consequences of the coronavirus.  Our volunteers are not able to work in the Book Seller sorting donated books.  Please do not deposit books you want to donate in the library dropbox.  Please watch this space for information on when we will resume.

Celebrating more than 120 years of service to Morley Library and the Painesville community.

The Friends of Morley Library is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping make the Library the best it can be.  The Friends have conducted fundraising activities to benefit the Library, as well as focusing public attention on the Library services, facilities, and needs.  In addition to the ever-popular Friends of Morley Bookshop book sales, the Friends also run an ongoing Book Sale in the Library’s lobby, updated regularly.  Each year the Friends raise funds for many of your favorite activities at Morley Library. 

Who Are The Friends?

The purpose of the Friends of Morley Library is to promote closer relations between Morley Library and the citizens of Painesville and Lake County; to heighten the awareness of the public to the programs of the library, and to raise funds to support and supplement the library’s community services. 

The Friends are community volunteers dedicated to assisting in the implementation of Morley Library’s mission and goals. 

What Do The Friends Do For The Library? 

Friends help with the following:

  • Support for the Library throughout the community.
  • Sort donated books for the regularly scheduled book sales in the Friends of Morley Bookshop and Lobby ongoing sale.
  • Publish a biannual newsletter.
  • Assist in funding summer reading programs.
  • Conduct annual Spring Raffle fundraiser.

Annual Membership Meeting 

All current members are invited to attend the Annual Membership meeting.  The date for this year's meeting will be announced.
2020 memberships can be bought or renewed at the door.  
Celebrate more than 120 years of service to Morley Library 
  • Best Friend Presentation
  • Library Update
  • Recognition of Volunteers


The Friends of Morley Library Board meets the 4th Saturday of every month at 9:30 AM in the Morley Library Meeting Rooms.