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.
The next Friends of the Library Board meeting is April 2, 2013 @ 5:00 PM in the Library's Conference Room. Meetings are open to the public. Please join us the first Tuesday of each month!
The book sale is on-going and features new and like-new books.
Because of the cost to recycle unwanted books, the library is strictly enforcing its donation policy to accept only books that they can add to the collection or put in the book sale.
Short Story Contest Winners
Three Allegany-Limestone students were top winners in the 2012 short story contest sponsored by the Friends of the Olean Library.
Winners were Molly Wolfgang, grades six and seven; Madeline Fodor, grade eight; and Nicholas Youngs, grade nine. They are students in the classes of Susan Pircio, Gail Ayers and Meghan Dandrea.
Pennsylvania students won other awards in the competition. Winners from Otto-Eldred were Molly Snyder, second, and Sarah Batt, honorable mention, grades six and seven; and Elisha White, second, grade nine. They are students in the classes of Melanie Splain and Kelly Decker.
Second place for grade eight went to Sapphire Wallin of Floyd C. Fretz Middle School in Bradford. Carli Bennett, also a Fretz student, won an honorable mention. Both are students in the class of Carolyn Cross.
The short story is one of three contests for students that Friends has run in recent years. The competition is open to students in grades six through 10 in area schools. Students may enter in their class or on their own, and home-schooled students are also welcome.
Judging this year's contest were Carole McNall, Friends vice president and contest coordinator, and Dr. Joe Zimmer, dean of the School of Education at St. Bonaventure.
Information on the 2013 contest will be available in January. For further information, please contact Carole McNall, (716) 372-5655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To promote literary and educational activities with the Library
- To increase, improve and publicize the resources and services of the Library
- To help enlarge public support of the Library
- To solicit endowments and bequests to benefit the Library
- To maintain and increases the Book Endowment Fund
- Established the Book Endowment Fund
- Support and co-sponsor programs and events
- Provide a publicity budget for Library events
- Provided volunteer staff
- Contribute to summer reading programs
- Sponsor annual bookmark and poetry contests aimed at drawing our school children into the library