Friends of The Library Bookstore

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Who We Are

The Friends of the Hamilton North Public Library is a public-spirited group of people interested in books, education, community, and the library.

Through volunteering and financial support, the Friends have made possible:

  • Programs for children, teens, adults, and families, including guest speakers and author visits
  • Prizes for Summer Reading Program
  • The distribution of inexpensive books, DVDs, and audiobooks to the community through daily sales of items at both Atlanta and Cicero Libraries as well as our summer annual sale at Atlanta Library during the New Earth Festival.
  • Annual photography contests (prizes awarded)
  • And much, much more….

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities for members to become actively involved with the Friends. Volunteering offers a rewarding way to support our activities and meet other people with similar interests. Volunteer schedules are flexible.

As a Friend, you may help to:

  • Sort books for the book sales
  • Staff book sales
  • Help stock the daily sale items at Atlanta and Cicero Libraries
  • Help with special events
  • Working Friends of the Library booth as various community events
  • Decide how Friends money will be used to support the Hamilton North Public Library


Please feel free to stop in for the Friends of the Library meet monthly held the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and alternate between Cicero Library and Atlanta Library. Here is our 2015 calendar:

May 20 - Cicero Library

June 17 - Atlanta Library

July 15 - Cicero Library

Aug. 19 - Atlanta Library

Sept. 16 - Cicero Library

Oct. 21 - Atlanta Library

Nov. 18 - Cicero Library

Dec. 16 - Atlanta Library

Friends of the Library Bookstore

A primary activity of the group is to raise money as a nonprofit organization. The Friends of the Hamilton North Public Library is a 501(c)(3). All memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Funds raised by the Friends, primarily through book sales, are used to supplement the library’s operating budget. Sale items may be purchased at Atlanta and Cicero Libraries during regular business hours. Merchandise is regularly added to the sale shelves so check back frequently for newer items. Sale prices vary. (Sometimes, without advance notice, prices are reduced. This is another reason to visit the bookstore often!)

For More Information

For more information about the Friends, their Mission, and how you can become involved, call Friends President Emily Pearson at 317-370-2566!