Because libraries help build strong communities
We need Friends like you…You can help improve your community
Friends Groups are a great way to become active in your community and meet your neighbors.
How can I help? Easy ways to get started as a Friend
- Volunteer at your library
- Attend library events
- Support your library with donations
- Help out with a special project
- Talk with community members to share the value of libraries
- Attend Friends Group meetings
Friends Of Collinsville Community Library
Our Friends share their time, talents, and resources in many ways including:
- Volunteering alongside library staff
- Managing the Second Reads Used Book Shop
- Raising money for the library
- Creating special fundraising events like the Holiday Basket Auction and Spring Yard Sale
Recent Friends Projects
Thank You, Friends for supplying the library with an updated main desk, the Second Read Used Book Shop, a new storage shed, and a new expandable table. We could not have done it without you!
Meet Our Friends Group
Enviroclean Septic Services Retiree
Betty is very well connected within our community and a long-time library advocate. From desk volunteer, to knitting coach she is the go-to gal for help.
Linda is an active Friends Group Member and has aided the library by serving as a desk volunteer, assembly helper, and character volunteer.
Retired Navy Intelligence
Ron has been a treasurer for the Friends Group for several years. Within the library, he works full day shifts as a desk volunteer and serves as Collinsville’s on-site tech specialist.
Retired Retail and Active Home School Instructor
Regina does a great job as Secretary taking meeting notes, sending press releases, and with public relations duties. Regina also serves as a library volunteer.
Substitute Teacher and Sunday School Teacher
Ann has been an active member of the Friends Group and the library community for many years. We can count on Ann to assist with all fundraisers.
Library Assistant of Collinsville Community Library
Lucille joined the Friends Group prior to obtaining her staff position at the library and continues to serve as an active member in the organization.
Jan, a previous Officer of the Friends Group, serves as an active member of both the Friends Group and the library. She continues to volunteer at the main desk as well as managing the Second Read Used Book Store.
Retired MP (Army) & Retired postal worker
Jimi has an amazing green thumb and cultivates our landscaping. In addition to being a desk volunteer, she coordinates her therapy dog volunteers as part of our Library Tales for Tails program and at UPMC. Jimi further serves the community as an active member of South-Central PA Search and Rescue, the library’s non-profit partner for Give Local York.
Retired LIU#12 Paraprofessional / Church Organist
Rita started volunteering at the Collinsville Library, mainly with Storytime and Lego Club, and then joined the Friends Group. Rita is active in two local book clubs, Red Lion’s Green Thumb Garden Club, and is a volunteer at Our Daily Bread; so, we are thrilled she made time to assist the library. Additionally, you may have had the pleasure of hearing Rita play the autoharp at the library or locally.
Retired civilian Employee of the US Army
Vicki, a previous Officer of the Friends Group, serves an active role in the community and the library. She has been involved with the library since childhood! Vicki is a wealth of information regarding the library’s history and our various fundraising endeavors. You may have seen her playing her clarinet with the Red Lion Felton Band.