Friends of the Library

Support SCL by Joining the Friends Group

In March of 2017, a dedicated group of volunteers started the Friends of the Library Group for Saline County Library. Our Friends Group is a nonprofit entity that raises money to donate to the library for special projects. 

The Work of the Friends

Our Friends of the Library group opened up a Used Book Store at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library on February 19, 2019. This bookstore is open any time the library is open, and will close 30 minutes before the library closes. Visitors can browse the bookstore and bring their items upstairs to the front desk to check out. Other accomplishments of the Friends include:

  • Providing an outside bench for staff use
  • Funding the Saline County Library Experiences magazine
  • Adding furniture, book carts and storage solutions to both branches
  • Donating used books to local non-profits

To see what the Friends are currently up to, view our newsletter below. 

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Donations

Due to lack of storage space and resale considerations, we are unable to accept all items. The following is a list of items we CANNOT accept:

  • Damaged books. Damage would include: damage from water, smoke, mold, broken spines, torn pages and pages written on or highlighted.
  • Reference books
  • Computer books & manuals
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • MAGAZINES including National Geographic and American Heritage
  • Outdated textbooks
  • VHS tapes
  • Vinyl records
  • Audio cassettes
  • Bulk packs or other bound study materials

While the library is closed to the public, the Friends of the Library Used Book Store is closed. However, you can visit our Ebay account to browse materials that have been removed from our collection. 

If you have questions, email friends@salinecountylibrary.org.

Special Promotions

School is starting soon and it's the perfect opportunity for a Back to School treat!! Fill out the form below to pre-order your Back to School bag for your little one, teen, or teacher! You will be notified when your bags are ready for pick up between Monday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 14. Bags are $10. You will pay when you pick up your bags. Payment can be made in three ways: card, check or exact change. Click on the links below to order your Back to School bag.

There are three options for bags:
Youth Gift Bag - One book of your choice, water bottle, "First Day of School" chalkboard, pencil box, and bag of animal crackers
Teen Gift Bag - One book of your choice, water bottle, notebook, pencil pouch, and pretzel and cheese snack pack
Teacher Gift Bag - One book of your choice, water bottle, desk calendar, desk organizer, and granola bar

Sales start July 19th and end August 2nd, or until supplies last.

How to Join

Joining our Friends of the Library Group is easy! Simply stop by the help desk at either library location and ask to join or fill out the form below. 

Fill out my online form.