Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

Friends of the Library

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 Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

The Friends of Paul Smith Library are comprised of volunteers who support the library through programs, events and fundraisers. Within the library, the Friends raise funds primarily through their ongoing in-house book sale, annual Big Book Sale, and sponsoring the Designer Bag Bingo event. Profits from these fundraisers then benefit the library through various means such as: providing funding for programs and purchasing items beyond what the library budget allows.

Additionally, an annual scholarship is given on behalf of the Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, through the Friends group, to a graduating senior residing in the Southern York County School District. For more information on the scholarship, visit the district’s website.

Friend Your Library

Meet Our Friends Group

Ann Flynn

Susan Robinson

Louann Lucas

Athena Stem

Fay Bosland

Chris Boyle

Sue Duling

Jess Staub

Preston Gaylor