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 Bookstore, 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.

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.

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!

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Officers & Committee Chairs

Andrea (Andi) Preston, Co-president  |  Email
Elise Bodenheimer, Co-president  |  Email
Carol Hollis, Secretary  |  Email
Lynne McTyre, Treasurer  |  Email
Valerie Server, Bookstore Co-chair  |  Email
Leigh Melvin, Bookstore Co-chair  |  Email