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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 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 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 half a million dollars in support of the library. Recently the Governing Board approved vision and mission statements to guide the Friends into the 21st century.

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 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 23: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday March 25: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Fill a bag for $1)
Monday, March 27: 9 a.m. to Noon (Fill a bag for $1)

Hardcover books, DVDs, LPs, and CDs: $1
Paperback books: $0.50
Sets and specialty items: Prices as marked

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!

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: Carly (Arthur) Workman

2023 Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Location: Hiram College Library Pritchard Room (2nd floor) or Zoom

This event is free and open to the public.

Ragan Snead, a woman with dark brown hair and glassesFeatured Presentation: Planning for an Uncertain Future: Library Strategic Plans Pre- and Post-COVID by Ragan Snead, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

Libraries of all types often rely on strategic plans to guide them into the future. These plans act as a framework for new initiatives, both big and small, and are frequently developed with input from all library stakeholders, from community members to the library leadership and staff. As with most things, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the development of library strategic plans. While many libraries have carried mainstay goals and objectives like community outreach and staff development into their post-pandemic plans, there has been a shift in priorities and a rise in new services for many libraries. Snead will discuss trends in post-COVID library planning and share what the future may look like for libraries in Northeast Ohio.

Ragan Snead, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, has 12 years of experience in public and academic libraries. She has a passion for staff development and helping library staff reach their full potential. In addition to her work in various areas of librarianship, Ragan has experience in management, community outreach, and strategic planning. She received her MLIS from Kent State University and her MBA from Lake Erie College.

The Friends of the Hiram College Library Annual Meeting also includes updates from the Friends President and information about Friends activities this year. 


Elect Friends of the Library Board Members with the 2023 Ballot.

Event Details and Registration:

The event will be held in person in the Pritchard Room on the Library's Second Floor or via Zoom. It is free and open to the public.

 Register to receive a Zoom link.