Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library

Celebrating our 29th Year
1993–2022

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

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.”

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