Special Events


We’re Sailing Uncharted Waters….

As we weather this unprecedented storm in our lives, we have adjusted our course. We invite you to join us in supporting the Osterhout Free Library with our Seafest Event – one we can enjoy and celebrate together, yet in our own safe harbors. While we wish we could be together, the party is still on!

Stay tuned for a party play list, seaworthy films and books, and more! We hope to “sea” you there!


Embark with us on a Virtual Auction & Raffle!

www.osterhout.cbo.io | Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12

Join us remotely on your phone, laptop or computer to bid electronically on an array of fabulous auction items!

Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for your chance to win $5,000 cash | Six for $100 or $20 each


Take-Away Seafest Dinner

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | Westmoreland Club

All dinners must be reserved by August 25th. We will confirm your designated pick-up time/location via email.

Invite & Menu | RSVP Card


Annual Campaign Chairs

The Borland Family | Ruth, Kim, Sarah and Joe


Evergreen Honorees

Dr. Thomas and Vanessa Botzman


Interested in Sponsoring this Exciting Event? 

Click here or contact Amber Loomis at (570) 823-0156, ext. 218 or aloomis@luzernelibraries.org

The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library are excited to announce our next DRIVE-UP BOOK SALE!

When: Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9am to 1pm

Where: Saints Peter and Paul Parish, 13 Hudson Rd, Plains
(parking lot on Bank Street)

Choose a surprise book bundle upon arrival!

  • Children’s (picture OR chapter) – $5
  • Young Adult – $5
  • Biography – $10
  • History – $10
  • Science Fiction – $10
  • Mystery – $10
  • Fiction – $10
  • Paperback – $10

*CASH ONLY*

100% of funds raised will benefit the Osterhout Free Library!

Click here to get updates via Facebook

For more details, please call (570) 823-0156 or email Amber at ALoomis@luzernelibraries.org

You and your business are invited to participate in the Brewsterhout: Out and About Coupon Book!

Library staff and Brewsterhout volunteers are not ready to give up on this great celebration of our library and local businesses! This year, since we cannot gather on the rooftop together, we have decided to create a coupon book to raise the much needed funds for the library and to encourage our community to support and shop local!

The details:

  • Free to participate
  • Coupon offer is at your discretion
    • some examples include 20% off, buy one get one, free drink sample, etc.
  • Coupon book will expire in May, 2021
  • Sales from coupon book will benefit the Osterhout Free Library
  • Application deadline extended to August 7, 2020

Click here to be featured in the coupon book

Click here to sponsor the coupon book

Questions? Please contact Amber Loomis at aloomis@luzernelibraries.org or (570) 823-0156, ext. 218

We all thrive when we support one another!

Sponsors & In-Kind Donors as of 3/19/20

UPDATE on 3/12/20 – this event is postponed until further notice. Please check back here for updates. Thank you.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking here. 

PRESENTING SPONSOR – $2,000

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR – $1,500

BIRDIE SPONSOR – $1,000
Best Western Plus Genetti’s

PAR SPONSOR – $500
Panzitta Enterprises

HOLE SPONSOR – $250
Attorney Lars Anderson – Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn
Chaucer Press
Daniel J. Hughes Funeral Home
Edward Jones
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Hoegen & Associates, P.C.
King’s College Rotaract Club
Lawrence Cable and Company LLP
PennEastern Engineers
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Wendy’s

SUPPORTER – $100
Patricia Finan Castellano

RAFFLE BASKETS & IN-KIND DONORS
All Raffle Basket Donors (You know who you are)
Friends of the Osterhout Library (Books for Everyone)
Rich Ceccoli of Victory Pig Pizza (Putters & Balls)
Dr. Brian Whitman, Professor, Wilkes University (Supplies)
Zebra Communications of Wilkes University (Promotion & Volunteers)

MEDIA PARTNERS
Times Leader (Print)
Magic 93’s Frankie Warren & Cumulus Media (Radio)
WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV (TV)

Mini Golf Classic Courtesy of Zebra Communications

Mini Golf PSA Courtesy of WBRE