Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library

Celebrating our 28th Year

Annual Geranium Sale

6 pictures (2 rows with 3 pictures each) of geraniums and the library.  Row 1 (left to right): Red geraniums, white geraniums, magenta geraniums. Row 2 (left to right): White-to-rose geraniums, Maxwell Memorial Library as seen from Genesee St,  salmon splash geraniums.

The Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library are excited to announce their 17th Geranium Sale!

These beautiful summer flowers come in 4.5 inch pots and are available in five colors: red, white, magenta, white-to-rose, and salmon splash. Prices are: $5 each, $20 for six, or $35 for a dozen. Order forms are available at the library, and to download on Maxwell Library’s website under the Friends page.

Please mail your completed order form and check made out to Friends of Maxwell Library (please do not send cash) to

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

All orders must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021. Flowers may be picked up on Saturday, May 15, 2021 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Camillus Village Hall. Ample free parking is located behind the building; social distancing and masks are required.

Download the order form here.

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.

Annual Membership Dues Donations

  • $10.00 — Students and seniors
  • $15.00 — Individual
  • $25.00 — Family
  • $200.00 — Forever Friend

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

Please make checks out to: Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library

The Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library 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.”

Anticipated Meetings for 2020

First Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM

  • Tuesday, January 7 — Annual Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 4 — Meeting and speaker Canceled
  • Tuesday, March 3
  • Tuesday, April 7 — Meet online
  • Tuesday, May 5— Meet online
  • Tuesday, June 2
  • July — Picnic
  • Tuesday, August 4
  • Tuesday, September 1 — Meet online
  • Tuesday, October 6 — Meet online
  • Tuesday, November 3 — Meet online
  • December — No meeting

Anticipated Events in Addition to Meetings

  • Oscars Contest — Drawing on February 10.
    • Free to Enter.
    • Win $25 Gift Card to Target.
  • Hershey Kiss ‘Roses’ — a gift to patrons for several days, including Valentine’s Day.
  • Pot O’ Gold — A 50–50 Raffle during March
  • Planting flowers outside and maintaining Maxwell’s outdoor sign.
  • Geranium Sale — Canceled
  • Memorial Day Parade — Canceled
  • July Picnic for Members of the Friends — Canceled
  • October Open House — Canceled
  • Sponsor Art Exhibit for October — Canceled
  • A Raffle during October — TBA
  • Decorate Maxwell for the Holidays — TBA
Text: Thank you for supporting the Friends of Maxwell

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