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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the Hornell Public Library in all of their efforts. The group promotes the library, fundraisers, and gives other support than needed. The group all also funded the digitization of the library. They are the primary fundraising arm of the library and supports everything the library does involving the community.

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Marly McGowan Receives Hornell Library Friends Proclamation

Marly McGowan was recognized by the Friends of the Hornell Public Library May 8th for being selected the Hornell High School Valedictorian for 2018.

Marly, a page at the Hornell Library, was given a proclamation for her valedictorian selection. She also received a check for $100 to put toward her schooling. Marly carried a 100.4 weighted and a 98% unweighted average. She will attend the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio in the fall.

 


 

Get involved

The Friends of the Library is always looking for new members and volunteers. Some of the tasks we need help include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Make food (sandwiches, soups, etc.) for bazaar and other events
  • Donate bread, bags, or other food for bazaar
  • Help set up for the bazaar, dinner theater and other events
  • Transportation
  • Distribute flyers and posters
  • Volunteers to take and sell tickets for various events
  • Be a lead person for the telephone tree
  • Assist with library tasks as directed by staff
  • Make posters and flyers
  • Share events and fundraising ideas
  • Recruitment
  • Communicate with the Evening Tribune


We are currently looking for two more active volunteers to become Board Members of Friends of the Public Library

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Our mission

To Enable the Hornell Public Library to maximize its educational and cultural impact in the local community through fundraising, promotion, and volunteer services.

Some of our projects:

  • Author readings and book sales
  • Participation in the HAACF Festival
  • "Words and Works" Calendar
  • Many other planned projects, Join us!

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