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Friends News

The Friends of the Library wine tasting event held on Friday, September 14th was a great success.  At least 108 tickets were sold.  The Friends raised $1975 in ticket sales, $850 from the basket raffle, and $59 from the 50/50 raffle.  Several wineries were in attendance as was Allen’s Liquor Store.  Guest speaker Pedro Abad Lopez, a wine expert from Toronto, gave 2 talks in the Gallery on wines from around the world, including factors that affect the flavor of wines and other interesting facts.  People really enjoyed the event, and we expect this will become an annual fundraiser for the Friends.  Their next major fundraiser – Booktoberfest – is planned for February 22nd.  They are inviting local breweries to do beer tastings and offer educational talks on the microbrewing process.  Stay tuned to the Friends of the Library Facebook Page and their Fall newsletter for more information.

In September, the Friends gave their annual Book Endowment gift to the Library in the amount of $11,212.50! This money goes towards purchases of books and other circulating materials and is a big help towards keeping our collection current.  We are so thankful for the generous support of this group of volunteers.


Friends of the Olean Library, Inc.

Friends of the Library is a non-profit group of citizens who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community, and who work to promote and assist the library.



We are a member of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.