Friends of the Library

Find out about upcoming book sales

FOL LogoThe Friends of the Peterborough Public Library (FOL) is a small group of dedicated library supporters who started the group in 1986.  The goal of the Friends is to:

  • Foster an understanding of the Library's role in the community,
  • Increase the community's understanding of the benefits derived from the library in the areas of cultural, academic, career, recreation and leisure pursuits,
  • Build on the Friends' enthusiasm, talents and dedication to supplement Library services.

Every year, on average, the FOL donate close to $40,000 to the library for the purchase of a wide range of materials, including large print books, audiobooks, and bestsellers. 

Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library? Contact us at (705) 745-5382 ext 2339

Thank you for donating materials to the Library over the years!

Book donations are important to the Friends of the Library, the money they generate at the used book sales are used to help purchase new materials and equipment for the library and they sponsor various library programs.  When making a donation, please use the conveyor belt located on the southwest corner of the library (Bethune Street by Shoppers Drug Mart). This door is open Monday - Friday 8 to 5 (except when the library is closed) or at other times with advanced notice.

we will gratefully accept:

  • Books in good condition — paperback and hardcover — for adults, young adults, and children bestsellers and prize winners
  • fiction and non-fiction 
  • CDs and  DVDs

We are unable to accept:

  • moldy books, musty books, or books that have been affected by vermin or insects 
  • garage/yard sale leftovers
  • books with broken spines, pages missing, highlighting, brittle or yellowed pages  
  • books more than 5 years old in areas such as health, technology, business, law, textbooks, and encyclopedia sets  
  • government publications, pamphlets, weekly magazines   
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • VHS or cassette tapes