Special Events


The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library will host their 41st annual Friends of the Osterhout Free Library Book Sale! The book sale is held on the Library patio and runs Saturday, June 17 to Saturday, June 24.

*Back by popular demand is the Preview Night on Friday, June 16th from 5 – 7:30pm. The Preview Night gives a sneak peek, and chance to purchase items for anyone donating $10.00.

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 donate to the event, contact Irene Martin, Friends President at imartin9647@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are available for the 2017 Book Sale. Click this link: 2017 Friends Book Sale Sponsorship Packet
Contact Christopher Kelly at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org to learn more or for any questions.

Save the Date for the next Brewsterhout Rooftop Party
Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5-8pm

Tickets are now available via this link: https://2017brewsterhout.eventbrite.com
Please check back here for more details as we go through the summer!

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

2017 Rooftop Sponsor Packet

Rooftop Party Supporters as of June 14, 2017

A Gift from Bobby & Rose
M & T Bank
Ken Pollock Auto Group
Edwards Business Systems
Pennsylvania American Water

Beverage Donors *New in 2017
Northeast Eagle Distributors
Benny Brewing Company*
Breaker Brewing Company
Conyngham Brewing Company*
Nimble Hill Brewery*
North Slope Brewing Company*
Susquehanna Brewing Company

In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
The Citizens’ Voice
DJ Josh Beatz
Electric City
Knot Just Any Day Photography
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Osterhout Free Library Board of Directors
Rock 107

Save the Date for the Under the Tuscan Sun Gala
Friday, September 8, 2017, 6 – 11pm.

Reservations are now available via this link: https://2017osterhoutgala.eventbrite.com
Please check back here for more details as we go through the summer!

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

Osterhout Gala Committee photo:
Front Row (L to R): Lindsay Bezick, Marisue Elias Newman, Kim Mericle, Gala Co-Chair, Molly Hoegen, Gala Co-Chair, Mary Kolessar, Lissa Bryan-Smith & Traci Cross
Second Row (L to R): Chris Kelly, Director of Development, Osterhout Library, William H. Conyngham, Maggie Sheehy Zembruski, Maureen Conyngham, Jillian Andes & Todd Serafin

Also on the planning committee are: Jane Alperin, Stacia Arnaud, Vanessa Botzman, Tony Brooks, Maureen Bufalino, Pat Finan Castellano, Liz Graham, Lisa Grossman, Melissa McLaughlin, Nancy Medico, Donna Patton, Corny Romanowski, Laurie Schwager & Eileen Song.

Kim Mericle & Molly Hoegen,                        C.J. & Maureen Bufalino,
Gala Co-Chairs                                                Annual Campaign Chairs

Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Tuscan Sun Gala Sponsor Packet

Under the Tuscan Sun Gala Sponsors as of June 14, 2017

Tuscan Sun Gala Presenting Sponsor

Colosseum Level

Leaning Tower of Pisa Level

Christopher Columbus Level – Trip Raffle Sponsor ($7,000)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

Michelangelo Level – Tent Sponsor ($6,000)

Florence Level – Cocktails Sponsor ($5,000)
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino

Leonardo da Vinci Level – Auction Sponsor ($3,500)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

Pavarotti Level – Entertainment Sponsor ($3,500)
Molly & Frank Hoegen

Galileo Level ($2,500)
Dr. Ira & Debbie & Dr. Loren Grossman
David & Mary Kolessar
Andrew J. Sordoni Foundation
Linda Casey & Richard Williams

Chianti Level ($1,500)
Dr. Thomas & Pat Finan Castellano
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
Luzerne Bank
Sordoni Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sordoni

Montepulciano Level ($1,000)

Sangiovese Level ($500)
Power Engineering Corporation
Eileen Song, Edward Jones

Other Contributors
Tucker’s Travel Shoppe

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University
Floral Designs
Molly & Frank Hoegen
Jane Leslie & Company
Magic 93, Frankie Warren
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Sakari Imaging
Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith
Susquehanna Brewing Company, Mallory Nobile
Times Leader
Westmoreland Club
YMCA of Wilkes-Barre

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.

Rotary photo_2016

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,