Special Events


Our Friends of the Osterhout Free Library will host their 40th annual Friends of the Osterhout Free Library Book Sale! The book sale is held on the Library patio and begins Saturday, June 18, and concludes Saturday, June 25.

*NEW* for 2016 is a Preview Night on Friday, June 17th from 5 – 7:30pm. The Preview Night gives a sneak peek, and chance to purchase items for anyone donating $10.00. The donation also gets you a 1-year membership in the Friends group.

The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library formed shortly after the Agnes Flood of 1972. The group began by raising funds to help the Library recoup its losses.

The annual Book Sale is the main fundraising event coordinated by the Friends. To volunteer or sponsor the event, contact Irene Martin at imartin9647@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You to the 2016 Book Sale Sponsors:

Book Sale Sponsors for Web site








2016 Friends Book Sale Sponsor Packet

Brewsterhout Thank you Banner

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Brewsterhout Rooftop Party on Friday, August 5th. It was a great event and raised over $17,000 for the Osterhout Free Library, the city’s public library. We had over 500 attendees, who caught up with friends, listened to great music from DJ Kenton, sampled local food and drinks, and met up with hundreds of local party-goers! Thank You!!

Save the Date for next year: Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5-8pm, and check back here for more details!

And if you want to be a sponsor or donate food or beverages to the event, please contact Chris Kelly, Osterhout Development Director at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Rooftop Party Supporters as of August 5, 2016

Major Sponsors
A Gift from Bobby & Rose
M & T Bank
Northeast Eagle Distributors

Other Contributors
Ken Pollock Auto Group
Dunmore Exclusives
Riverside Rehab
WBS Penguins Goals Foundation
Landmark Bank
Sundance Vacations
Endure for a Cure (American Cancer Society)
Pennsylvania American Water

In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
Access Aerial
Barnes & Noble
Breaker Brewing Company
Carl’s Beer Tours
The Citizens’ Voice
Tom Jones
DJ Ryan Kenton
Electric City
Genetti’s Hotel & Conference Center
Knot Just Any Day Photography
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Osterhout Free Library Board of Directors
Rock 107
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Texas Roadhouse
Thrive Wellness Center
Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins

XXXXX Osterhaut Gala Slide

Thank you to all who supported and attended the An American in Paris Gala, held Friday, September 10th at the Westmoreland Club. A lively group of 213 guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of great food, drinks, auction items, raffles, plus entertainment and dancing to the Deja Groove Party Band.  Here’s all the great photos taken by our friends at Sakari Imaging.

Note: The winner of the New York City Getaway Trip Raffle was Ms. Donna Patton of Dallas, PA. Donna’s ticket stub was pulled from the 355 chances taken by generous members of the community. Congratulations Donna!

Congratulations to Donna Patton, the winner of the New York City Trip Raffle. The winning ticket was picked from among 355 raffle stubs at the An American in Paris Gala, held September 10th at the Westmoreland Club. The trip raffle was sponsored by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services. Congrats Donna, and thank you to everyone who took a raffle chance and supported the library. Photo (from left): Kathy Coslett, Director of Community Affairs, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services (Raffle Sponsor), Molly Hoegen, Gala Co-Chair, Raffle Winner Donna Patton, Libby & Scott Lynett, Osterhout Library Annual Campaign Chairs & Barbara Toczko-Maculloch, Gala Co-Chair

(Left to right): Kathy Coslett, Director of Community Affairs, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services (Raffle Sponsor), Molly Hoegen, Gala Co-Chair, Raffle Winner Donna Patton, Libby & Scott Lynett, Osterhout Library Annual Campaign Chairs & Barbara Toczko-Maculloch, Gala Co-Chair

Save the Date: Friday, September 8, 2017, 6 – 11pm. Please check back here regularly throughout the year for more details on the 2017 event.

Contact Chris Kelly, Director of Development at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org to be added to the 2017 invitation list, to ask about sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer on the planning committee.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gala Sponsors as of September 10, 2016

Paris Level – Trip Raffle Sponsor ($6,500)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

I Got Rhythm Level – Tent Sponsor ($6,000)
Berkshire Asset Management

Gershwin Level – Entertainment Sponsor ($3,000)
Clayton & Theresa Karambelas

‘S Wonderful Level ($2,500)
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
McCarthy Tire Service Co.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Wells Fargo Bank
Wilkes University
Richard Williams & Linda Casey

Vincente Minnelli Level ($1,500)
Baltimore Family Foundation
Dr. Thomas & Pat Finan Castellano
Fidelity Bank
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Hoegen & Associates, P. C.
Luzerne Bank
Panzitta Enterprises, Inc.
Power Engineering Corporation
Sordoni Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. William Sordoni
J.H. Williams & Co., LLP

1951 Sponsor ($1,000)
Central Clay Products, Inc.
The Colleges and Universities of Luzerne County
Falzone’s Towing Service, Co.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Kronick, Kalada Berdy & Co.
Dr. Greenwald and Medical Oncology Associates
PA Power & Light Company
Tambur Family Foundation
UGI Utilities, Inc.

Oscar Levant Sponsor ($500)
Joe & Andrea Donten-Amato, J.A. Foundation
Anzalone Law Offices
Benco Family Foundation
Celtic Hospice & Home Health
Erwine’s Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
Lewith & Freeman Real Estate
O’Donnell Law Offices
PNC Bank
Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co.
Prudential Financial
Eugene & Connie Roth
Straub Metal International, Inc

Other Contributors
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Companies
Brace Place Orthodontics
Sally & Chris Cavanaugh
Janet Flack
Dr. & Mrs. John Gaudio
Hunter Roofing Corp.
Atty. Allan & Sue Kluger
Mary Kate Lambert
Donna Smith
Eileen Song, Edward Jones
Tucker’s Travel Shoppe

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
An American in Paris Broadway Show
Aviation Technologies Inc.
Bee Hive Gift Shop
Canteen 900
Susan Collini
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University
Dundee Gardens
Kathleen Dunsmuir
Embellish Home Accents
Floral Designs
F.M Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Molly & Frank Hoegen
Sara Hoegen & Jake Latcham
Mary Ellen & Neil Horn
Isabella Restaurant & Bar
Jane Leslie & Company
Theresa Karambelas
Mary Kate Lambert
Le Manhattan Bistro
Leverage Fitness Studios
Magic 93, Frankie Warren
Master Garment Cleaners
McCarthy Tire Service Company
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
Michael Mootz Candies
Richard Miller
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Noble Furniture Store
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
Salliann Peperno
Riggs Asset Management
Rose Limousine
RK Furs
Sakari Imaging
Schiff’s Food Service, Inc.. Tom Malloy
Dr. Norman & Mrs. Roxanne Schulman
Trudy Scotch-Cordaro of Tom James of Scranton
Simon & Company Jewelers
Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith
Dr. George Speace/Skin Care Center
Susquehanna Brewing Company, Mallory Nobile
Times Leader
Barbara Toczko-Maculloch
Top of the 80’s
Valentine’s Jewelry
Westmoreland Club
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
The Woodhouse Day Spa

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre and Wilkes University have announced the winners of the 32nd annual George Ralston Golf Classic. They are John Baranowski, Dave Kaschak, Rick Masi & Ted Yeager, with a score of 58 (14 under) on the Par 72 Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course in Mountain Top. The Golf Classic was held Friday, September 30th under rainy and cold conditions, but the winning team would not be denied.

A Closest to the Pin contest was won by John Ralston and the Longest Drive winners were David Lohman & Beth Stair. Funds raised from the Golf Classic benefit year-round children’s programs held at the Osterhout Free Library and its three branches throughout the city.

The Golf Classic Honorary Chairperson was Charles Davis, Ph.D. Chancellor of Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Visit www.osterhout.info to learn more about what the Osterhout Free Library offers the community.

Above photo (L – R):
The Championship Flight winning team of Rick Masi, Ted Yeager & Dave Kaschak. Absent from photo is John Baranowski.

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Above photo (L- R): Chris Kelly, Director of Development, Osterhout Free Library, Jacki Lukas, Communications & Events Manager, Alumni Relations, Wilkes University, Mary Simmons, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Wilkes University, Charles Davis, Ph.D., Golf Classic Honorary Chairperson & Brian Whitman, President, Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre,