Friends of the Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is sponsored by The Friends of Reed Memorial Library. The program provides one book each month for children in Ravenna (44266 zip code) from birth until the child's fifth birthday. There is no charge to the family.

Application forms are available at the circulation desk or in the children's section of the library. Submit the application form at the circulation desk, or mail it to the Friends at P.O. Box 774, Ravenna, OH 44266. It takes four to six weeks for the books to reach your mailbox at home.


"A good public library is the lifeblood of any community. It insures that all people, from all walks of life, have access to the information and ideas they need to learn and grow, to solve problems and to dream."   James Michener

What is Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library is a group of local residents and business members of the community who value public library service and believe that their library is one of the key elements that make their community a great place to live. They volunteer their time and talent to promote the use of the library and to raise funds which are used to enhance library services.

How Do I become a Friend of the Library?

Membership applications and brochures about the Reed Memorial Library Friends of the library organization are available in the library. Friends Board and committee members generally meet once a month to conduct their business. There is a small membership fee to join the Friends. As a Friend of the Library you can choose how much you wish to become involved but be assured---you will be among "Friends".

Friends Dues Structure:

   2 Years  5 Years
 Single  $10.00  $20.00
 Family  $20.00  $40.00
 Seniors  $6.00  $12.00
 Institutions  $50.00  $100.00
 Life Members  $100.00


What  Friends do for the Library

  • Friends organize and conduct book sales
  • Friends sponsors cultural events for the community
  • Friends raises funds that are used to support programming
  • Friends support Summer Reading Programs for adullts, children and young adults
  • Friends are library advocates  and often serve as the voice of the community in contacts with administrators and legislators

The Friends of RML can always use your gently used books and magazines. Proceeds from donated material help the Library in its programming efforts.

Friends Officers

President Joan Kollman
1st Vice president Kay Wise
2nd Vice President Phyllis Cettomai
Treasurer Larry Silenius
Asst. Treasurer Mike Reder
Recording Secretary Nancy Kessler
Membership Secretary Nancy Kessler

Trustees at Large

Bob Fleishman  
Helene Papczun  
Sue Matuk  
Rose Mary Reyes  
Colin Schneider  
Van Victoria