Friends of Morley Library

Friends of Morley Library



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FOML volunteers have transformed the Bookshop with many hours of hard work. In a matter of weeks, the Friends sorted and organized thousands of books that were received prior to and following the pandemic closure. What did the Friends do with all of the books? First, a plan was developed to refresh our inventory by adding newer materials to our shelves. The next step was to find an outlet for the books that couldn’t be stored due to space limitations. Better World Books (BWB) proved to be an organization that aligned with the Friends philosophy. BWB sells, donates, and recycles books. For every book sold, one is donated to non-profits in the US or in other countries. No book ever ends up in the landfill!

Book Donations Update

The Friends are once again able to accept donations that are in good condition.  Please see the Book Donations tab for more information.

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's 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.