EPLS Friends

Elyria Friends Logo   The purpose of the Friends of the Elyria Public Library System shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in the Elyria Public Library System and concerned for its welfare; to focus public attention on Library service, facilities and needs; to influence gifts and bequests; and to bring greater awareness of the Library's importance in our community. 


Board Members
Library Staff
Celeste Brlas | President
Scott Serazin
Jennifer Starkey | Director
Kathy Schreiber | Vice President
Linda Weiss
Jennifer Harmon | Community Engagement Director
Jane Leavell | Secretary, Sorting Manager
David Wessely
Maggie LeGlise | Treasurer
Rosalie Cunningham


Book Sale | The Annual Friends of Elyria Public Library System Book Sale will be at 1219 Taylor St. in Elyria on the following dates and times: 

  • Friday, October 6, 2023 at 3 - 6 p.m. | Friends Members FREE or $5 entry
  • Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 12 - 4 p.m. | Bag Day: $5 paper bag provided by Friends or $10 Limited-Edition Canvas Tote Bag (only 40 available)

By Laws | View the EPLS Friends By Laws. 

Donations | Accepted donations include gently used books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, vinyl, and children's books. Magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, cassettes, and VHS are not accepted.

Donations in the amount of one box or two bags or less will be accepted on site at the EPL Central, South, and West River locations. If the donation is more than one box or two bags, the donor may stop at any of the drop-off dates listed below or set up an appointment with the Friends for a drop off date and time. Schedule an appointment by emailing the Friends at elyria.friends@elyrialibrary.org. The last day to donate books in 2023 is September 1. 

Donation drop-off dates will resume in 2024. Details will be announced at a later date.

Meetings & Minutes | EPLS Friends Board Meetings occur on the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. Meetings open to the public will be announced here. Minutes are listed below.

2023 | February

2022 | January | February | March | May | July | August | SeptemberOctober

2021 | January | February | March

2020 | January | February | March | June | August | September | November | December

Membership | Your membership helps support the Elyria Public Library System. View and print the application here








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