Friends of the Library Make the Difference

As Friends, we are the primary fundraisers for the Library. We promote the importance of the Library in our community, provide materials and equipment that the Library could not ordinarily purchase from its budget, sponsor enriching cultural programs, raise funds for special initiatives, and volunteer time to assist with projects. We conduct a book sale each spring and fall and coordinate the Library Fund Drive for the Youngstown Free Library Board of Trustees.

All proceeds directly benefit Library services, materials and resources. Our work is vital to the Library's success.

Donate online:

Checks can be mailed to:

Friends of the Youngstown Free Library
240 Lockport St.
Youngstown, NY 14174

Thank you!

2023 Fundraising Events Planned So Far

Saturday, February 4*
Stone Jug 5K to benefit the Youngstown Free Library

Sunday, February 12
Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cookoff

Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6
Annual Spring Book Sale

Friday, July 7 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Bake Sale at Falkner Park, Youngstown

Friday, October 13
Dessert & Wine in the Stacks

Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4
Annual Fall Book Sale

Fundraisers marked with an asterisk (*) are hosted by the Board of Trustees of the Youngstown Free Library. As governmental support has waned, the fundraising needs for the Library have become even more essential to keep our tiny library financially sustainable. The Board and the Friends both hold fundraisers to support the Youngstown Free Library.

In pre-pandemic times, the Friends of the Library hosted popular annual fundraisers like Dessert & Wine in the Stacks, garage sales, and more. We are hopeful that these popular indoor events can return this year!