FRIENDS of the Heights Libraries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
and contributions are tax deductible in accordance with law.


FRIENDS of the Heights Libraries are enthusiastic supporters united by a common interest in the continued well-being of our libraries. We promote interest, appreciation and use of the four branches (Coventry, Lee Road, Noble, University Heights) of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.

FRIENDS assist in maintaining, improving and adding to resources, facilities and services.

FRIENDS are a service organization supporting the libraries' programs for children and adults by raising money from used book sales, membership dues and gifts. We welcome your book purchases and membership!  Become a FRIENDS Member

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Accepting FRIENDS Library
Scholarship Applications
Through December 1, 2014

for the Spring Semester of 2015.
For further information click HERE.

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$10 INSTANT NEW Members
of the November Mega Book Sale

Special Sneak Preview will be
Thursday evening November 6,
from 5:00 to 8:45.

Instant New Memberships for $10
will be available at the door.

We have been boxing books for months
and will bring out a huge selection
of books never offered before!
The sale will be held in the first floor
meeting rooms at the Lee Rd. Library.

All adult books, CDs, and DVDs  are $1,
except small paperbacks which are 10/$1.
Children's and teen's books are 2/$1.
A wonderful selection of new "Specials"
are individually priced.

The sale continues Friday through Sunday,
and is open to all.

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Members of the FRIENDS will gather on Saturday, December 6,
2014, at the Dobama Theatre for the regional premiere of
"A Civil War Christmas: An
American Musical Celebration

There is an 8:00 pm curtain with a pre-show talk at 7:15 pm in the theatre and a post-show discussion with the cast and crew. The FRIENDS would also like to invite you to a small pre-show reception in the Lee Road Library Art Gallery for light refreshments at 6:45 pm. 

Get your tickets early
for this high-demand show. 
Call the Dobama box office at
(216) 932-3396 and mention the FRIENDS to receive a $5 discount on each ticket.
We hope to see you there!


 “Is it possible to find a just and lasting
peace with malice toward none and
charity for all?”

Christmas Eve. Washington, D.C. 1864. It’s the coldest December in memory and the country is in the last throes of war. In and around the nation’s capital an escaped slave searches for her daughter, the first lady searches for a Christmas tree, a Union officer’s character is challenged by a young confederate, conspirators plan an assassination, and the President prepares his inaugural address while riding on horseback to retrieve a Christmas gift for his wife.

This musical, by Pulitzer Prize winner
Paula Vogel, is a broad tapestry that weaves together many characters, story lines, and pieces of music including spirituals, carols, and a setting of the Kaddish.

reveals the universal and unifying themes of hope, joy, and the beauty of the human spirit

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01 Nov 2014 • For Info Check FRIENDS Scholarship web page.
06 Nov 2014 5:00 PM • Lee Rd. Library First Floor Meeting Rooms
07 Nov 2014 9:15 AM • Lee Rd. Library First Floor Meeting Rooms
08 Nov 2014 9:15 AM • Lee Rd. Library First Floor Meeting Rooms
09 Nov 2014 1:15 AM • Lee Rd. Library First Floor Meeting Rooms
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The FRIENDS Board wants to
reignite the newsletter for its members.
This important job cannot be done by a single person -- we need reporters !

Any member who is interested in writing up a short report (150-200 words) on a FRIENDS event is welcome (indeed, encouraged) to do so.
No need to worry too much about
grammar and punctuation --
all items will be edited before publication. 
Many hands make light work, so the more
volunteers, the better and easier for all.

Please contact Barbara S. Walker at
especially before an event, so we can line up reporters early.

Please help us with this effort.

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Heights Libraries is the proud recipient of the 2014 Ohio Library Council Innovation Award for the Book Bike! Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers and community partners for making this program a success!

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The FRIENDS 2013-14 Summary

The FRIENDS concluded the 2013-14 year on September 30 and held our Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 12.  Highlights of the past year included two successful Mega Book Sales, monthly First Friday sales, and summer sales at each of the branches.  We raised $27,705 from our book sales and a total of $46,162, including special events, sales of merchandise, memberships and donations.  Expenses of $11,568 left us with a net income of $34,594.  The FRIENDS granted $21,460 to the Heights Libraries to support programming, a recurring donation to support the levy campaign and special projects

This year, the FRIENDS paid for a mural in the children's room at the Coventry branch which is currently being designed to resemble the Hobbit’s shire from J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit which developed into The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The room will be in the back, and the wing that includes the fireplace will hold the entire adult collection.

Other highlights of the year included updating our website, donating books to a variety of community organizations in need of books for their clients, and volunteering a total of 4,432 hours to support our five star libraries! 

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FRIENDS are glad to support an award winning library system.
Visit for mind opening programming and fun!

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