The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Store is Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers are “100 percent important because the store is totally run by volunteers,” said store manager Darlene Tomczyk. “Without them there are days the store has to close.” To fully staff the store - three persons per shift, 16 shifts a week - requires 48 workers. The schedules are flexible, which makes it convenient for folks who are looking to stay busy, help one of the areas institutional gems but don’t want a major time commitment. What are other advantages? “Meeting and making … [Read more...]

Summer Used Book and Media Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book and Media Sale – set for July 25 - 28 and Monday, July 30 – is looking to be a sound and sight spectacular. Sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald reports, “We have a huge number of CDs and DVDs this time.” The sale is at the library building at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. It will be located in the library’s second floor addition in the space dedicated to the Friends’ used media operation. There are … [Read more...]

Bookmobile Back on the Road

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is thrilled to announce that our “new” Community Bookmobile is on the road. Since January, the bookmobile has been off the road due to a faulty break system. But in March the RHPL bought and refurbished a used Bookmobile from Coschton, Ohio, that needed a little cosmetic work but is otherwise in great working condition, and as of May 9, the Bookmobile has resumed its journey around the Rochester Hills area. The Community Bookmobile has been a … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Sale Features Quilting Books

Used Book and Media Sale The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library sale of used books and assorted other media on April 26-29 gives book-o-philes, game lovers, music and movie fans. At this edition of the sale, fans of quilts and quilting get a bonanza, thanks to a recent large donation of books on the subject. The sale takes place at the Friends’ second floor used book sale facility at the Library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. There’s always plenty to like for … [Read more...]

See How Newspapers are Made with a Tour from Your Friends at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library organization is sponsoring a tour of the Detroit News and Free Press Printing facility on Friday, May 18. Most everyone has read a newspaper at some point in their life. Have you ever wondered what the process is to produce that newspaper? This is your chance to find out. The printing facility is a 480,000 square foot, six-story building which originally opened in 1971, with several expansions since. It was considered one of the most … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Host the Fall Used Book and Media Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will give you a chance to find inspiration during the Friends Fall Used Book and Media Sale set for October 25 – 29. The Friends coffers are filled with holiday books – including children’s books for Christmas and Hanukkah – cookbooks, decorating books and craft books. Therefore, whether you want to read or do, there’s something there for you. The place to be is the expanded facility on the Library’s second floor at 500 Olde Towne Road … [Read more...]

Friends of RHPL Holds Annual Meeting October 19

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library holds its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 19 in the multi-purpose room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. The group helps the library through volunteer work and fundraising. The meeting is free and open to the public. The evening will include a pro-forma meeting which will include an introduction of Friends officers and board members, brief financial and operational reports and two presentations: The … [Read more...]

Tour the GM Heritage Center with the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is sponsoring a tour of the GM Heritage Center in Warren to benefit the Library on Thursday, May 25. It’s been three years since the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library sponsored a tour of the Heritage Center. Displays change at the museum regularly, so after three years there should be a lot new to see. The GM Heritage Center is located at 6400 Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48312 Date:               Thursday, May 25, … [Read more...]

End of April Youth Programs at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Upcoming Youth Programs  Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township may be interested in these end of April youth events at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Register online with each child’s own library card. See the Schedule of Events on our website at rhpl.org or contact Youth Services at (248) 650-7140. All youth programs are graciously funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library.  Fantastic Fridays April 21, 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Ages … [Read more...]

Used Media Sale at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is staging the springtime version of their popular used book, media and games sale. And the watch words are: “Think Big.” In all, 35,000-40,000 items—with large print books in particular abundance—will be available starting Wednesday, April 26 through Sunday, April 30. The sale takes place at the Friends’ second floor used book sale facility at Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Cash, checks and charge … [Read more...]