Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library groups seek to promote readership, usage of library materials and involvement of library patrons through volunteerism. The commitment of these organizations is to provide ongoing support to the Oil Region Libraries.

Promoting the Library

Friends fundraising efforts include annual bake sales, book sales, raffle drawings, the sale of commemorative Library items and more.


Some Friends volunteer on a regular basis and help with shelving materials and making sure that the shelves are in order and neat. Other Friends are very willing to contribute to bake sales, help with programming, plan fundraisers and more.

Providing Supplemental Financial Support

Over the years, the Friends have provided funds raised through fundraisers for programming and facility needs, which are outside the parameters of the regular Library budget.

Join Your Friends Group


Friends of the Oil City Library

The Friends of the Oil City Library meet the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00pm. Fill out a membership application to join!

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Friends of the Franklin Public Library

The Friends of the Franklin Public Library meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm. Fill out a membership application to join!


Cooperstown Public Library Advisory Board

Cooperstown Public Library has an Advisory Council that functions similarly to a Friends of the Library group. If you're interested in supporting the Advisory Council, please contact Amanda Barker, Branch Manager, by calling (814) 374-4605 or via email at

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