Friends of the Library

The Friends of the East Cleveland Public Library would like to thank the patrons of the Library for its support over the years as a vibrant organization. We are continuously seeking ways to better advocate for East Cleveland and its Library. Please consider supporting us and the Library in the future.

In existence for over 50 years, the FRIENDS help the library become a more visible asset to the East Cleveland community and help support library services. You can help by taking an active role in the organization, and your ideas for FRIENDS’ activities are always welcome. Please consider volunteering your time and talents. The mission of the FRIENDS is to promote a better understanding of the needs of the library throughout the community and to lead in the development of programs that can extend and improve the use of the library services and facility.

FRIENDS membership dollars have recently supported:

• East Cleveland Public Library’s 100th-year celebration

• Purchase of historical marker for the library

• Summer reading programs for children and teens

• The ECCAMP mentorship program (in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Neighborhood Connections)

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Join today!


Student | PEARL $5

All listed membership benefits. Students must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school or post-secondary educational program.

Individual and Seniors | SILVER $10

All listed membership benefits for one person are included. Senior is 60 years and older.

Family | EMERALD $20

All membership benefits for two adults and children/grandchildren under 18 years in the same household are included.

Patron | RUBY $25

Business | DIAMOND $50

Lifetime Membership | GOLD $100

Dues and contributions are tax-deductible. Please contact us for corporate membership and sponsorship information, memorial gifts, bequests, and planned giving opportunities.

Contact the Friends

216-268-6290 or email

Follow the Friends on Instagram: @friendsofecpl

Myrtle Mitchell, President

Ethel Henderson, Vice President

Ross Cockfield, Treasurer

Pamela Zoslov, Recording Secretary

Barbara Collins, Corresponding Secretary

Erma Boykin, Sergeant-at-Arms

Myrtle Mitchell, Membership

Johnetta Burrough, Ways & Means

Robert Jackson, Nominating

Pamela Owens, Special Events

Pamela Owens, E.C. Library Board Representative