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
All proceeds directly benefit Library services, materials and resources. Our work is vital to the Library's success.
Friends of the Youngstown Free
240 Lockport St.
Youngstown, NY 14174
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!