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What are Friends for? Supporting our libraries!


May 31, 2024

To show your support and appreciation for our libraries, get involved in the Friends— as a member, donor or cheerleader.


Who we are

Established in 1972, the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries is the oldest library support group in Franklin County, Ohio. Governed by an independent board of directors that serves hundreds of members, the Friends Foundation provides financial support and advocacy to increase use and awareness of our award-winning library system.

What we do

Through memberships, book sales and fundraising events, we raise money to support library programs and special projects that benefit the Worthington community.

On average, the Friends Foundation grants more than $60,000 to Worthington Libraries each year. We also work with library leadership to advocate for strong public funding at the local and state level.

 Join or renew

As a Friend, you can make a real contribution to the vitality of the library and join others dedicated to supporting the library. Friends members receive advance notice of book sales and reduced-cost special event tickets.

Join or renew now!

To pay by check or with a credit card by mail, print, fill out and return the Membership Application and Renewal Form .


We have several ways to give.

Support the Friends

A general donation to our organization provides annual support of library programs, services and other ongoing activities, such as the Summer Reading Club, author visits, music and film series as well as professional development and recognition of library staff.

Give to the Endowment Fund

To support major long-term projects, like the Pop-Up Library or Sculpture Garden, direct your contribution to our Endowment Fund.

Honor a loved one

Make a memorial contribution or a donation in honor of a person or special occasion (birth, graduation, etc.).

Animal lovers welcome!

We recognize that the loss of a pet is very difficult and invite you to honor the life and memory of a beloved animal, or pay tribute to a living pet, with your contribution.

Give now!

To donate by check, fill out and return our Donation Form .

Donations to the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries are 100% tax deductible as applicable by law for a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN Tax ID # 31-1356231).


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