Friends of the Library (FOL) raise funds to support library programs and services. Some examples of programs underwritten by the FOL are:

  • Summer reading programs
  • Author visits
  • Refreshments at our book talks
  • Children’s story time and programs
  • Teen programs
  • New furniture at the branches

These are just a few of the things made possible through the generous support of the Friends of Mentor Public Library. If you believe in the library and its services and would like to support it where needed, please consider becoming a Friend of the Mentor Public Library.


Join the Friends of the Mentor Library

If you want to join the Friends of the Mentor Public Library, please fill out this form (pdf) or online.

You may leave your form at any Mentor library front desk, mail it to the Friends of the Mentor Public Library, or find an application online at


Take a stroll from the Main Branch to the Read Property next door and enjoy a story! The walk is dedicated in remembrance of former Friends President Carol Mononen. The Friends provided the funds for the Story Book Walk that links the two properties.

Donate to the Friends of the Mentor Public Library

You may leave your donation at any MPL circulation desk, mail it to friends of the library at 8215 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060. If you would like a receipt, please provide the details listed on this form.

You can also donate to Friends of the Mentor Public Library Fund via Cleveland Foundation by clicking on the button below.

2024 Meetings

All Friends meetings start at 6:30 pm and are located in the Frances Cleveland room.

The next Friends meeting is:

  • February 13, 2024
  • May 14, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • December 10, 2024

Organization and Meetings

The Friend’s current officers are:

    • Bonnie Cameron – President
    • Donna Colonna – Vice President
    • Paulette Spehek – Treasurer
    • Suzanne Miller – Secretary

    The election of officers takes place at the Friends Annual Meeting in September.

    All members are welcome to attend the Friends meetings, which are held at the Main branch in the Frances Cleveland room.

    In accordance with the bylaws, members shall be notified of proposed amendments by a notice posted in the Library and all branches thereof, at least two weeks prior to the meeting.