14th Annual Festival of Trees
Can you believe that the 2020 Festival of Trees will soon be here? The increased demand on our library along with decreased funding makes this Festival of Trees fundraiser more important than ever.
CALL FOR DECORATORS...
Friends provide the miniature trees AND WREATHS... You decorate any way you'd like! Then return it to the library so it can be displayed and raffled off. Spread some holiday cheer AND support your local library!
Would you, your family, friends, coworkers or community group like to be a decorator this year? Contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st. Trees are available on a first come, first serve basis and must be returned to the library by November 14th
We thank you for considering this year's Festival of Trees as your means of making a difference for this very special and popular library. All of us look forward to seeing your creative, beautiful, fun and heartwarming contributions!
Display & Raffle
Tree Display/Purchase Raffle Tickets: November 20 - December 10
Make an appointment to visit the library, and while you're browsing, picking up holds or using a computer, be sure take a look at the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. 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
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?
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.
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:
Mary Beth Roach, President
If you have any questions, please email the Friends at email@example.com.