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14th Annual Festival of Trees

Our favorite holiday fundraiser is here, and this year, there are 20 trees and 5 beautiful wreaths to raffle off!  Join us in celebrating the joy of the holidays!

Display & Raffle

Tree Display/Purchase Raffle Tickets: NOW - December 10

  1. Preview the trees and wreaths, then make an appointment to visit the library to see the beautiful display in person.  Purchase your raffle tickets at the front desk or 2nd floor reference desk

OR...

  1. Click here to view this year's trees and wreaths online and learn how you can purchase and submit raffle tickets without having to enter the library! 

Raffle tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5. Take a chance at winning your favorites and support the library at the same time!

Raffle Drawing: December 11th at 10am


Amazon will donate to The Friends of OFL!logo
You shop. Amazon gives.

Are you an Amazon shopper? If so, you can support the Friends of OFL every time you shop!  The great news is that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase of eligible items to the Friends of OFL. It is easy and costs you nothing!

Getting Started! Go to smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon account. Next, search for the charity you want to support- Enter "Friends of Onondaga Free Library", click the "Select" button next and then start shopping!

Tips & Tricks:

  • When you are on the product description page, look just above the "Add to Cart" button to see if that item is Amazon Smile eligible.
  • You can track how much you have donated.
  • Bookmark it!  Start each shopping trip at smile.amazon.com.
  • Tell family and friends!

Click here for additional information about Amazon Smile.

All monies raised through the Amazon Smile project will support OFL purchases and programs. Thank you in advance for your support!


Who are the Friends of OFL?friendsOFLlogo

The Friends of Onondaga Free Library is an all-volunteer, non-profit group whose purpose is to receive and encourage gifts to the library and focus public attention on the library’s benefits to the community.  They are interested in helping OFL grow and reach out to the community.

The Friends provide extra funding for special projects through an annual membership drive and various fundraising events.

The Friends make a difference by providing the library with funds for:

  • library collections
  • community programs and events
  • up-to-date technology and software
  • furniture, equipment and building improvements
  • AND MORE!

How to Be a Friend:

ATTEND A MEETING:

  • Directors Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
    Friends meet to plan community based activities and organize fundraising projects.  Open to all current Friends members and anyone interested in becoming a Friend. Check our calendar for upcoming meetings.

It is not necessary to attend meetings to be a valued Friend. Participation at any level is appreciated.  Anyone who wishes to support OFL is encouraged to become a Friend.

DONATE:

*NEW* Giving Levels - Authors' Clubs:

$10

Mark Twain

$15

Dr. Seuss

$30

J.K. Rowling

$75

Arthur Conan Doyle

$100

Agatha Christie

$250

Jane Austen

$500 or more

William Shakespeare

We now accept Paypal!

OR download and print our membership form.  Return your completed membership form along with your donation to OFL or mail it to:

Friends of Onondaga Free Library
4840 W. Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

Your donation is tax deductible.

Board of Directors:

Meeting Minutes:

Mary Beth Roach, President
George Bain Treasurer
Sue Parry, Secretary
Mary Buckhout
Deborah Carey
Barbara Leigh
Pam McLaughlin
CJ Sturtevant
John Thornton
Donna Zeolla

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If you have any questions, please email the Friends at oflfriends@gmail.com.