FRIENDS

Friends groups are so important to libraries. Dedicated volunteers act as library advocates, community supporters and fundraisers for our libraries in York County. Here's a bit more information about our libraries' Friends groups.

ARTHUR HUFNAGEL

Please contact the library director at 717-235-1127 for more information on Friends of the Library. 

DOVER

The Dover Area Community Library Friend's group is made up of enthusiastic library supporters willing to volunteer their time to raise money and community awareness on behalf of the Library.  The Dover Friends organize and carry out several annual fundraisers, including a plant sale, book sale, an antique appraisal clinic and an end of the year appeal.  These events are planned, advertised, and carried out by members of the Friend's group.  The money raised by the group helps with the operating costs of the library.  The Dover Area Community Library Friends meet monthly on the third Monday of the month in the Library.  New members are always welcome, as are new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm for libraries.  

GUTHRIE

Join the Friends of the Guthrie Memorial Library Today!

The Friends of Guthrie Memorial Library have been in existence since 1959 and they continue to thrive today! This group of energetic library lovers is led by our current president, Sue Frey.  The Friends provide funding for Summer Reading Club programs, Book Talks, as well as expensive purchases the library would not be able to afford such as new book drops and library signs which allow us communicate with busy commuters. Our Friends work in tandem with Library Director and staff selflessly giving physically and financially. Please support the Friends of the Guthrie Memorial Library. Your donation will ensure programming and needed upgrades within the library. Our annual dues are $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. You may also choose to become a Lifetime member for $250. Please make checks payable to Friends of the Library. Contributions are tax deductible. 

MASON-DIXON

The Friends of Mason Dixon Library is a volunteer group of people who help the library and its patrons by raising funds.  These profits are used to purchase items for the library which help in delivering its services to the community.  Currently we regularly select, shelf and sell donated used books in our Book Sales at the library.

Our group welcomes new volunteers to share their ideas and help with our efforts.  If you have questions, suggestions, donations or are interested in joining our volunteer group, please call us at the library at 717-993-2404 or email our library director, Carol Stampler, at cstampler@yorklibraries.org.

 

COLLINSVILLE

What the "Friends of the Collinsville Library" can, have and will do for our library and the community is more than just volunteering time and service.  It is a partnership to the library and the community.  There are several ways "Collinsville Friends" assist library staff, and all are of equal importance for the library's success. 

Most "Friends" volunteer time in manning the front desk, logging Summer Reading Club minutes, assisting with school programs and obtaining donations for the awards program.  Others conduct spring and fall beautification projects or organize lectures for the community and recommending local authors. 

Our "Friends" have assisted in several fundraisers such as the Holiday Basket Auction, Book Sales and Yard Sale. "Friends" fundraising provides at least 25% of the funds needed to assist branch operations and expansion projects. The funds also assisted with servicing the copy machine, the renovation of the front desk and reception area, provide shelving, purchasing a trailer to expand our library and supplementing our collection. 

As our community continues to grow, so does the library's need to support the community.  Future proposed plans for our library include replacing the existing storage shed, purchasing new video monitors and possibly adding more room via an addition for a meeting/conference room.  

KALTREIDER-BENFER

Please contact the library director at 717-244-2032 for more information on Friends of the Library. 

MARTIN

Help support the Friends of Martin Library today by clicking here to donate now!

PAUL SMITH

The Friends of the Paul Smith Library is a volunteer group that supports the library through programs, events and fundraisers. The Friends help and run the Book Drive, Big Book Sale, Annual Art Review, Summer Bingo, Bluegrass Concert and American Girl Tea Party. The group also represents the Library at local community functions and events, including the New Freedom Parade and New Freedom Fest.

An annual scholarship is given on behalf of the Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, through the Friends group, to students at Susquehannock High School that meet the requirements set forth in the application.

If you are interest in becoming a Friend of the Paul Smith Library, please contact Luann Lucas at llucas@yorklibraries.org or (717) 235-4313 for more information. 

DILLSBURG

If you are interested in forming a Friends of the library group, please call the library director at 717-432-5613. 

If you would like to support the library through a donation, please click here now. Thank you for your support!

GLATFELTER

You can be a friend to Glatfelter library and give a donation today! Click here to donate now! 

KREUTZ CREEK

The Friends of the Kreutz Creek Valley Library are a group of civic-minded patrons who recognize that a good library is central to a good community.  They organize committees which raise funds, help promote library awareness and help to improve and expand library service by working with the librarian.  The Friends group is organized apart from the library and has its own by-laws, officers and organization. 

Activities of the Friends group include:

  • creating public support for the library;
  • informing the community of library programs and needs;
  • raising funds to meet their yearly financial commitment to the library (a percentage of the annual operating budget);
  • encouraging gifts, endowments and memorials;
  • sponsoring special programs;
  • volunteering to work in the library;
  • purchasing necessary equipment and special items for the library, and
  • voicing library concerns to our state legislators.

Help support the Friends of Kreutz Creek Valley Library today by clicking here to donate now! 

RED LAND

Please contact the library director at 717-938-5599 or visit http://www.rlfriends.org/ for more information on Friends of the Library

VILLAGE

The Friends of the Village Library is a Branch Support Group responsible for raising a portion of the money needed to operate the Village Library. Funds are raised primarily through appeals to the municipalities in our service area, an annual appeal to Village Library patrons, and book sales. Books are sold during library hours in the Village Library Used Book Store as well as at the Jacobus Community 4th of July Celebration and Christmastime in Loganville. The Friends meet bi-monthly on the second Monday at 7pm. 

As the saying goes, it's good to have Friends like these!