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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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Friends of the Library meetings

The Friends of the Library will meet December 14 at 3:30 p.m. and January 21 at 11 a.m. at the Hornell Public Library. All are welcome to attend.

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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The Friends of the Hornell Public Library float in the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Friends of the Hornell Public Library float in the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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