The Friends of the Cleveland Public Library is a nonprofit that supports the work of the library. As strong libraries build strong communities, our work is an investment in Cleveland.


The Friends of the Cleveland Public Library is a nonprofit organization that engages and inspires individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations to advocate, fundraise, and provide critical support for the Cleveland Public Library and its programs.

We believe that libraries strengthen communities by providing free and equal access to information and technology and that they are vitally important to maintaining thriving neighborhoods. Therefore, we provide the community with opportunities to participate in the success of the Library through membership, volunteer opportunities, community partnerships, the recycling and sale of books, special events, and literary programs.



Gretchen Faro
Executive Director

Mary Scelsi
Operations Manager

Tracy Moavero
Program Manager