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.
The ‘NEW’ Friends Book Shop
To join the Friends group or to make a donation, please contact President Irene Martin at 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