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Hiram College Library

Hiram College Library fosters intellectual excellence and encourages lifelong learning in the Hiram community.

Friends Membership Details

Friends of the Library members are crucial to the success of our Libraries, helping to build distinctive collections, support new technologies, and pioneer new programs and services.

Friends of the Library membership begins when a donor makes an annual gift of $25 or more.

Levels of Membership

  • Student: $5.00
  • Friend: $30.00
  • Century: $100
  • Library Lover: $500
  • Director's Club: $1,000

Libraries’ Friend members are entitled to:

  • Library borrowing privileges. (Contact Terri Foy at foytm@hiram.edu to request a card.)
  • Notices of library events.
  • Subscription to the Friends of the Library newsletter, the Flyleaf.

Make your gift now, or for more information on giving, contact Terri Foy, Circulation Manager at foytm@hiram.edu or 330-569-5359

Welcome Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Hiram College Library is a highly successful organization, one of the most successful such groups in Ohio, if not the country. Since its founding in 1984, the group has contributed more than one million dollars in support of the library!

Vision Statement

The Friends of the Hiram College Library envisions continuing and increasing its funding and programmatic support of the Hiram College Library as the library expands its services to meet the changing scholarly and educational needs of the future, including the new teaching/learning, research, and recreational needs of the faculty, students and staff. The Friends will also pursue ways to meet the needs of members residing in the surrounding community who are part of the broader world of learning but not part of the official Hiram College family.

 

Mission Statement

Building upon the PURPOSE of the Friends of the Hiram College Library as stated in ARTICLE II of the BY-LAWS, the Mission of the Friends shall be:

  • To plan activities and programs which appeal to a wide audience, both within and without the Hiram College community;
  • To better communicate the activities of the Friends by means of an enhanced web site; electronic communications with members via e-mail; and wider print advertising;
  • To attract more interest in the Friends among campus groups (students, faculty, staff), who directly benefit from Friends’ support of the library;
  • To facilitate access for Friends’ members to the resources of the library, whether within the building or in the broader information world;
  • To produce additional income to support the library by defining new membership categories and increasing the membership.

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Foy, Circulation Manager at foytm@hiram.edu or 330-569-5359 to join the Friends of the Library today!

Friends of the Library Events:


Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

The biggest event of the year with thousands of books, LPs, DVDs, CDs, and more in the Pritchard Room on the Library's second floor. 

Thursday, March 21: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday March 23: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 24: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Monday, March 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are always looking for volunteers to staff the sale table or to assist with set up or tear down. No experience necessary. Sign up here!

 


Spring 2024 Program: Total Eclipse of the Hill. Hiram College was treated to a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. View a time lapse of photos provided by Daniel Gavazzi '10 and the library's telescope provided by Frank Merritt '65. 

Winter 2024 Program with Daniel Gavazzi '10: Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt: What's Going on During a Total Solar Eclipse. View the recording.

Fall 2023 Program with Thomas Bacher '78: The Essential Liberal Arts: Historical Sketches of Hiram College. View the recording.

Winter 2023 Program with Lucy Chamberlain '77 and Dr. Denny Taylor '73: The Hiram Public Gardens. View the recording.

Fall 2022 Program with Dr. Tim Rasinksi, The Art and Science of Reading: View the recording

Fall 2021 Program with Ben Wolford, The Portager: View the recording


Hiram College Library Events

Some Hiram College Library events are open to the public. Visit the library's events page for more information. 

Members of the Friends of the Library Board:

President: Ella Kirk
Vice President: Eileen Everett
Recording Secretary: Dani Hollar '10
Corresponding Secretary: Terri Foy
Past President: Jeff Wanser
Treasurer: Janet Vogel
Members at Large: Lisa Johnson, Joanne Sawyer
Membership & Publicity Committee Co-Chairs: Demetria Patrick, Rachel Howell '90
Flyleaf Editor: Eileen Everett
Development Representative: Megan Fogel

The Flyleaf is the Friends of the Library Newsletter. View the most recent issues below. 

Supplemental information from the Spring 2024 issue of The Flyleaf.

Intern Ian poses with a poster about Sugar Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ian Johnson, Class of 2023, next to his poster about the History of Sugar Day at the Sugar Day poster presentations, April 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intern Grace Domabyl, Class of 2024, working on the Showboat Collection in the Hiram College Archives.

 

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting:

The Friends of the Library will host their Annual meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 3 p.m. in Meeting Room one or online via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link. 

Ballot

An online ballot is available for those wishing to vote electronically.