Friends of the Library

You can’t have too many friends, and neither can our library!

Are you a Friend?

You have probably heard mention of the Friends around the library or on library posters… What could they mean… what kind of friend?  Is anyone a friend?  Why would a library need friends…. The truth is everyone needs friends– individuals who like, support and share in the events and life of another.  Even a library needs assistance, affection and advocates. But what does it mean to be a ‘Friend’ of the library?

Friends of the Ontario Community Library (Friends or FoL) provide support for the library in a variety of ways including purchasing magazines, books, upgrading facilities and technology, and sponsoring or supporting activities.

Some of the activities we are currently involved in are: 

  • American Girl Party
  • Author Visits 
  • Book/Yard Sale
  • Community & Kids Library Night 
  • National Library Week 
  • Ontario Oregon Reads
  • Summer Reading Program 
  • Winter Reading Program

Becoming a Friend  is easy!  PDF Applications for Membership - click here  

  1. A yearly tax deductible membership fee of $5.00 is all it takes.
  2. As a Friend you can volunteer as much or as little as you like, on the activities of your choice.  
  3. Attending meetings is optional - the Friends Executive Board meets once a month September thru May. While all Friends are encouraged to attend the October meeting, where Executive Board members are elected, it is not mandatory
  4. Meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month.  No meetings during: June, July and August.

The FoL Executive Board (Oct 2016 - Oct 2017)

      • President -          Karin Paton 
      • Vice Pres. -         Linda Hofmann
      • Secretary -          Judy Sherwood
      • Treasurer -          Sherri Hironaka
      • Membership -      Janet Rodriguez
      • Library Director and Friends Liaison Darlyne Johnson 
Contact us at:

Meeting: Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month. (The board does not meet in the months of June, July and August.)  

Meeting Location:  Ontario Community Library Meeting Room

Meeting Minutes:  Click here 
For official copies of the FOL Meeting Minutes please contact the Friends at: