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!

2021 Fundraising Events

Wednesday, April 28 - Saturday, May 1
Annual Spring Book Sale

Saturday, May 15
Electronic Recycling Drop-off and Fundraiser

Saturday, September 18
Electronic Recycling Drop-off and Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 3 - Saturday, November 6
Annual Fall Book Sale

In pre-pandemic times, the Friends of the Library hosted annual fundraisers like the Superbowl Chili Cook-off, Dessert & Wine in the Stacks, garage sales, and more. We are hopeful that these popular events can return, but they are unlikely to happen in 2021.