Welcome to the Friends of the Central Library. This community minded group of volunteers was formed in 1972 to support the ongoing operations of the library. It started shortly after the Agnes Flood to help restore the devastated library collection. The group began by raising funds selling bookmarks, cookies and books, as well as hosting wine and cheese events and fundraising dinners.
The Friends eventually focused their efforts on an annual Book Sale, now known throughout the region as the premiere book sale. It is always held the third week of June under a tent on the library patio and is the main fundraising event coordinated by the Friends. Please mark your calendar for June 17-24, 2017 with Friday, June 16 being Preview Night ($10 entry). Here’s the 2017 flyer with all the info.
Leading up to the June book sale, members sort and organize donated books and other materials in the library basement all year long. Their dedicated efforts pay off. In 2016, the Friends raised an incredible $26,274 via the sale, and over the last 40 years the Friends Book Sale has raised $451,500 to support the Osterhout Free Library. All money raised by the Friends goes directly to supporting the library’s mission.
Join the friends by downloading our Friends of the Osterhout Free Library Brochure.
Executive Board Members
Irene Martin, President
Diane Martindale, Vice President
Diane Krokos, Treasurer
Theresa Roebuck, Secretary
2017 Book Sale Co-Chairs (photo below)
Diane Krokos & Irene Martin
Here’s a link to our Friends of the Osterhout Free Library Brochure.
Welcome to the Friends of the North Branch. This community minded group of volunteers was newly formed in 2016 to support the ongoing operations of the North Branch. Co-Chairs are Sally Miller & Linda Urban.
Please contact Joanne Austin, North Branch Supervisor for more information at 570.822.4660 or email@example.com or download our Friends of the Osterhout Free Library Brochure.