Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library

Celebrating our 29th Year

We’d Love to Have You Join Us!

Being a member of the Friends of Maxwell is a great way to support the library. The group supports the Library by sponsoring library programs, holding fundraising events, and by being an advocate for the Library. The group is also involved with community outreach programs:

  • The Bulk Loan program at a local senior apartment community,
  • The Memorial Day Parade Meet and Greet with free giveaways,
  • Donate a decorated wreath and tree to the Octagon House Holiday Open House, and
  • Onondaga Free Library’s Festival of Trees.

Anticipated Meetings for 2022

First Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM

  • Tuesday, January 4—Annual Meeting (online)
  • Tuesday, February 1
  • Tuesday, March 1
  • Tuesday, April 5
  • Tuesday, May 3
  • Tuesday, June 7
  • July—No Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 2
  • Tuesday, September 6
  • Tuesday, October 4
  • Tuesday, November 1
  • December—No Meeting

Anticipated Events in Addition to Meetings

  • February: Chocolate Friendsy Raffle, Oscar Contest for Patrons, Valentine bouquet to library staff
  • March: Pot O’ Gold 50-50 Raffle
  • April/May: Geranium Sale, planting flowers and flags, Memorial Day Parade
  • June: Junior Friends Garage Sale
  • July: Picnic for Friends
  • August: Junior Friends Event
  • September: Bulb Sale
  • October: 50-50 Raffle during National Friends of Libraries Week
  • December: Decorate Maxwell for the Holidays
  • Free Book Giveaways several times a year

Friends’ Geranium Sale

The Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library are excited to announce their 18th Geranium Sale! These beautiful summer flowers come in 4.5 inch pots and are available in five colors:

  • Red
  • White
  • Magenta
  • White-to-rose
  • Salmon splash

No price increase! Prices are:

  • $5 each
  • $20 for six
  • $35 for a dozen

Order forms will be available at the library in early April. Please mail your completed order form and check (please do not send cash) made out to Friends of Maxwell Library to

Friends of Maxwell
℅ John Rohner
162 Forrest Way
Camillus NY 13031

All orders must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Flowers may be picked up on Saturday, May 14, 2022 between 9 AM and 12:00 noon at the Camillus Village Hall. Ample free parking is located at the rear of the building. Please note that this is one week prior to the Village Mile-Long Sale this year.

We’re sorry we cannot deliver. All flowers must be pre-ordered. Thank you for your support!

Each geranium sale customer will receive a free packet of sunflower seeds from the Junior Friends. The sunflower, a symbol of peace, is the national flower of Ukraine.


Membership forms are available at the library on the Friends’ shelves. Mail them in, or drop your completed form off at the Main Desk.

There is no cost to join; donations are appreciated (and optional). Please make checks out to: Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library.

The Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library group is an incorporated 501 (c)(3)
non-profit organization.

Certificate of Merit — 2019

The Friends are pleased to be the recipient of a 2019 Daniel W. Casey Advocacy Certificate of Merit by the Friends section of the New York Library Association (NYLA).

This honor has been given “in recognition of the Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library for their exceptionally active and creative service to a library in a smaller community.”

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