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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 18-25, 2016!

Throughout the year, members sort and organize books which are donated by library patrons. In 2015, the Friends raised over $27,000 by selling books. Over the last 39 years the Friends Book Sale has raised over $425,000 to support the Osterhout Free Library. All money raised by the Friends goes directly to supporting the library’s mission.



Executive Board Members (2015-2016)

Irene Martin, President


Diane Martindale, Vice President


Diane Krokos, Treasurer


Theresa Roebuck, Secretary


Book Sale Co-Chairs

Veronica Buzinkai

Diane Martindale


The ‘NEW’ Friends Book Shop

Monday             9:30am – 1pm
Wednesday       9:30am – 1pm
Thursday           5pm – 7:30pm
Friday               9:30am – 1pm

Great deals on New and Gently Used books of all types!

Located on the 3rd Floor of the Main Library (use stairs or elevator).


To join the Friends group or to make a donation, please contact President Irene Martin at imartin9647@gmail.com.