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Annual Giving

Your donation to the Osterhout Free Library helps provide books, computers, genealogy resources, children’s story times, research tools and much, much more. No gift is too small!  Your gift to the library helps us promote literacy and learning throughout the city of Wilkes-Barre. And remember, giving is about more than just about money. For information on volunteering, advocacy and more call 570.823.0156.

You may choose to donate online, by mail, phone or in person.


Donate Online

The easiest and fastest way to donate, online giving, is safe and secure. Clicking on the link will take you to a secure site where you can make your tax-deductible donation. Donate Online Now!


Donate by Mail/Phone

Please print the donation form and supply all requested information, including total amount of gift, credit card number and expiration date. The Library now accepts MasterCard, VISA, American Express & Discover. If you prefer to pay by personal check, please make the check payable to the 'Osterhout Free Library'.

Annual Appeal donation form

Mail your completed form and payment to:

Osterhout Free Library
Attn: Development Dept
71 S. Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701


OR…if paying by credit card, you can stop by the Circulation Desk at the Main library or phone in your information by calling Christopher Kelly at 570.823.0156 x 218.


Memorial and Honorary Books

The library accepts donations for books In Memory of or In Honor of friends and loved ones. Drop off your cash or check donation with your written request to any Library location. Here is the printable Memorials/Honorariums form to use. For more information, please call 570.823.0156 or visit the Memorials page.