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Friends of OFL

Festival of Trees

November 19 - December 10, 2022

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

Display & Raffle: Click here to preview OR visit the library to see the beautiful display in person. Purchase your raffle tickets at the front desk.
Raffle tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5. Take a chance at winning your favorites and support the library at the same time! Last day to purchase tickets is Saturday, December 10th.
Raffle Drawings: December 12th

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



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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 blue

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


Board of Directors:

Meeting Minutes:

Pamela McLaughlin, President
George Bain Treasurer
Sue Parry, Secretary
Sheila Graudons
Barbara Leigh
Mary Beth Roach
Laura Sullivan
Mary Taylor
John Thornton
Donna Zeolla
March 2020
May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
February 2021
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April 2021
May 2021
June 2021
July 2021
August 2021
January 2022
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
May 2022
July 2022
August 2022
September 2022
October 2022

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


How to Be a Friend:


  • Directors Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm
    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.


*NEW* Giving Levels - Authors' Clubs:


Mark Twain


Dr. Seuss


J.K. Rowling


Arthur Conan Doyle


Agatha Christie


Jane Austen

$500 or more

William Shakespeare

Your donation is tax deductible.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