Friends of the Library

Friends of the Pickerington Public Library (FOPPL) is made up of neighbors and community members who support Pickerington Public Library’s mission to foster a love of reading. They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1989 to support library programs, events and projects like our Summer Reading initiatives and Children’s Music Garden.

Book Sales


If you’re looking for a new book and meet new friends, we invite you to visit our annual Spring and Fall book sales. Become a Friends member and enjoy an exclusive preview night before the event is open to the public. Public attendees are welcomed to become members at the door on preview nights.

Held at Pickerington Main Library only:

Spring: April 10: Presale | April 11-13: Sale | April 14: Bag Sale

Summer: Children’s Book Sale in conjunction with Summer Reading, June 7-8

Fall: October 28: Presale | October 31, November 1 & 2: Sale | November 3: Bag Sale

Summer Reading Pop-up Book Sales


As a proud supporter of our Summer Reading program, FOPPL’s Summer Reading Pop-up Book Sale is the perfect time to find new books that your kids and teens want to read. Check the event calendar for dates.

Ongoing Sales

FOPPL books and merchandise are available for purchase year-round at both Pickerington Main Library and Sycamore Plaza Library. Materials on sale are updated regularly so be sure to check in often for new items.

Donated Materials

The library accepts and distributes all donated materials in accordance with the Library’s Collection Development Policy. Donations are accepted year-round at both Pickerington Main Library and Sycamore Plaza Library. Once items are donated, the library cannot provide accurate inventory of materials. 

Please pack donations in boxes or bags you do not want back.

Non-acceptable items:
Encyclopedias, magazines, activity books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, vinyl or music CDs, VHS, audio cassettes, damaged or dirty items.

Acceptable items:
Hardcover fiction and non-fiction, paperback fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, religious books, travel books less than three years old, textbooks less than ten years old, computer books less than three years old, audiobooks on CD, dictionaries, reference books, volume books (full sets only), foreign language books with ISBN, oversized books, rare and collectible, DVDs.


FOPPL Accomplishments




  • Children’s Music Garden instruments, tables and benches
  • Santa Saturday sponsorship
  • Summer Reading sponsorship
  • Sycamore Plaza Library artwork
  • Homework Help Center sponsorship

Become a Member

Find yourself among friends and join today!
Download and complete the Friends Membership Form and mail it with your enclosed payment to the the address below:

Pickerington Public Library 
201 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147
614-834-4104, 221

Memberships are tax deductible within the limits permitted by law. 

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