Visit our Bayfront Bookshelf Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the Blasco Library.
The Bayfront Bookshelf Gift Shop is a venture of the Friends of the Erie County Public Library. All proceeds from the shop help fund library programs. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm.
The shop sells Erie and Pennsylvania themed t-shirts, sweatshirts, ornaments, postcards and a variety of unique items.
The shop also sells a number of used fictions paperbacks, perfect for reading at the beach or by the pool. Used audio books are also available.
The shop is staffed by volunteers and is occasionally closed when volunteers are not available. It is recommended that you call the shop before you plan a visit to the shop. The telephone number is 451-6942.
Are you interested in becoming a Friend of the Library?
Support from friends like you helps provide our library with funding for:
- The Summer Reading Program – a library reading adventure, attended by more than 5,000 children each summer.
- Year round special programs featuring best selling authors.
- Additions to computer software and terminals to increase customer access to library collections.
- Advocacy for Pennsylvania libraries.
- Library staff education and development to better serve customers.
Your Friend’s Membership contribution entitles you to:
- A newsletter and notices of upcoming special library events.
- An invitation to an annual meeting with a program of special interest.
- An opportunity to enrich the library system and your community.
Lend a hand… volunteer at the library. We need you to:
- Help in the gift shop.
- Help with fundraising and other projects.
- Help in the Heritage Room.
- Sort books and help with the book sales.
- Have fun and help your community.
Your tax deductible membership contribution will be used to buy library materials and support programs that help meet our community’s needs. Join the Friends of the Library. They really do make a difference.
Friends of the Library Membership Form
Please mail your complete Membership Form and Membership Contribution to:
Friends of the Erie County Public Library
160 East Front St
Erie, PA 16507
For upcoming Friends of the Library events, check their Facebook page.