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.
Eventually, the annual Book Sale became the main fundraising event coordinated by the Friends. Mark your calendar for our upcoming sale; view the 2013 Schedule.
Throughout the year, members sort and organize books which are donated by library patrons. The third week of June is when the annual Book Sale is held on the library lawn. In 2012, the Friends raised $20,000 by selling books. Over the last 36 years the Friends Book Sale has raised over $355,000 to support the Osterhout Free Library. All money raised by the Friends goes directly to supporting the library’s mission.
To join the Friends group or to make a donation, please contact current President Veronica Buzinkai at 570.825.3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osterhout Free Library, A Member of the Luzerne Co. Library System
Central: 570-823-0156 | North: 570-822-4660 | Plains: 570-824-1862 | South: 570-823-5544