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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 through the sale of bookmarks, cookies, and books, as well as hosting wine and cheese events and fundraising dinners.

The annual Book Sale, held the third week of June on the library lawn, is the main fundraising event coordinated by the Friends. Mark your calendar for June 20-27, 2015!


View the  2015 Book Sale Schedule

Throughout the year, members sort and organize books which are donated by library patrons. In 2014, the Friends raised $21,000 by selling books. Over the last 38 years the Friends Book Sale has raised almost $400,000 to support the Osterhout Free Library. All money raised by the Friends goes directly to supporting the library’s mission.



Executive Board Members (2014-15)

Veronica Buzinkai, President


Diane Krokos, Treasurer


Irene Martin, Corresponding Secretary


Board Members

Bobby de Trafford

Diane Martindale

Rose de Trafford

Pauline Julias

Book Sale Co-Chairs

Veronica Buzinkai

Diane Martindale


To join the Friends group or to make a donation, please contact current President Veronica Buzinkai at 570.825.3132 or vbuzinkai@yahoo.com.