Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library is a non-profit group of citizens who believe that a good library is essential to the cultural, educational and economic well-being of Vestavia Hills. The Friends work to assist the Board of Trustees and the Library Director; to promote increased knowledge of the functions, resources, services and needs of the library; to stimulate volunteer service; to encourage gifts and memorials for the library; to help the library procure funds for items that are not included in the regular budget and to sponsor cultural and related programs for the community.

Please use the PayPal link below to make a donation in support of the Library in the Forest.



Friends Book Store

The Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library Book Store, located on the main floor, offers a large selection of previously owned fiction, non-fiction (cooking, travel, religion, etc.), children’s books, CDs and DVDs, and paperbacks. Come in and browse or make a donation! All donations and proceeds from sales benefit the library.

Book Store Hours of Operation

The Book Store is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 1 to 4pm.

Meetings & Events

All are invited to enjoy fellowship and programs in the Community Room of the Library in the Forest. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 10am for fellowship and pending business and the program begins at 10:30am.

January 23: Dolores Hydock
Enjoy a presentation by celebrated storyteller Dolores Hydock. Ticket required: free for Friends members;  $15 for non-members. Visit or call Adult Services for tickets or more information.

February 27: Author Debra Goldstein
Debra Goldstein, local attorney, judge and author, will discuss her mystery novels. 

March 26: Senior Planning with Jay Jones
Learn about services and organizations that can help seniors make quality decisions. 

April 23: The Holocaust Education Center
This nonprofit organization, dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education, is inspired by Alabama’s Holocaust survivors whose presence in our community makes us mindful of the injustices of the past.

May 28: Friends Luncheon, 11am
Friends will host a luncheon beginning at 11am. The luncheon is free to members who have paid their dues; $5 per person for nonmembers.

June, July & August: No meeting
September (TBD)
October (TBD)
November (TBD)
December (Date TBD): Luncheon, 11:30am

Friends Membership

The Friends need your support. Join and help Library in the Forest be the best it can be! Annual membership is $20 per individual or $30 per couple. Donations are also accepted, greatly appreciated and tax deductible!

Join Us

Officers & Committee Chairs

Andrea (Andi) Preston, President  |  joeandandi@charter.net

Elise Bodenheimer, Vice President  |  elisebod@aol.com

Carol Hollis, Secretary  |  carol_hollis@att.net

Lynne McTyre, Treasurer  |  lmctsu68@outlook.com

Wayne Bagwell, Parliamentarian  |  wayne@waynebagwell.com

Margaret Denson, Bookstore President  |  mmdenson@bellsouth.net

Edna McCarty, Membership  |  e_mccart@charter.net

Charles Farrell, Historian  |  cfjr@bellsouth.net