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!

2024 Fundraising & Awareness Events

Saturday, February 3 at 11 AM at the Ontario House (Stone Jug)
3rd Annual Stone Jug 5K
Sign up to run!

Sunday, February 11 2-4 PM at Bandana's
Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cookoff

Saturday, March 16 at 12 PM on Main Street
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4
Annual Spring Book Sale

Friday, May 10 7-9 PM at the Ontario House (Stone Jug)
Angel Sun Acoustic with Maureen Gambino & Joe Gotta

Saturday, July 20
Summerfest at Porter-on-the-Lake

Saturday, October 5
75th Jubilee Tea

Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9
Annual Fall Book Sale

Saturday, December 7
Christmas in the Village

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.