The Friends of the Library group began in 1991 and has helped in offering programs, holding fundraising events, and in purchasing many items that benefit the public. A multimedia projector, DVDs, videos, music CDs, and award-winning children's books are among many items obtained with proceeds chiefly from book sales and the Silent Auction.
The Friends welcome any adult interested in the East Palestine Memorial Public Library. Membership is free.
2017 Friends of the Library Officers
President - Margaret Javens
Vice-President - Michelle Drozdibob
Secretary - Ruthann Dodge
Treasurer - Carol Garvin
Junior Friends of the Library
The Junior Friends are a division of the Friends of the Library for students ages 10-18 who assist the Friends of the Library in their sponsored events (such as the annual book sale). Membership is free.