Friends of the Library


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Our Mission: Create a partnership with the Library and the Community.

The Friends are 501(c)(3) organizations, comprised of Osceola County citizens interested and concerned with promoting service and literacy for their library and community.

Membership dues start at $5.00 yearly (January to December), with larger donations gladly accepted. Membership applications can be picked up at the library branches. Membership can be either Active or Supportive. Correspondence can be mailed to the address below for the Osceola, Poinciana and St. Cloud groups.

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 702087
St. Cloud FL 34770-2087

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Osceola Friends

The Osceola Friends serves as the umbrella organization for the local branch groups. Reusable “green” bags are available for a nominal donation from all groups.

The Board meets monthly, the second Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at various Library Branches, most often the Hart Memorial Library. Check the online event calendar for location confirmation.

Board of Directors (2013-2014)
President: Carmen Richards
Vice President: Joan Touzin
Secretary: Margie Wilkins
Treasurer: Carol Ann McCarthy

Laura Lynne Stevens
Casey Beckles
Suzanne Yager

Liasion Members
Pat Fogel (Poinciana)
Sally Wakeley (St. Cloud)

Poinciana Friends of the Library

The Poinciana Friends meet the third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM in the Poinciana Meeting Room.

Membership is open to residents of Poinciana and surrounding areas.

Since 1998 we have provided numerous gifts and services to the Poinciana branch. Our group has volunteered at special events, strengthened existing Library features, and helped promote literacy in the community.

Officers (2013-2014)
President/Treasurer: Carol Ann McCarthy
Vice President: Pat Fogel
Secretary: Margie Wilkins
Publicity: Dot Rogge

St. Cloud Friends of the Library

The St. Cloud Friends of the Library meet on the 3rd Thursday at 11 a.m. after the monthly book club.

Our purpose is to promote literacy and reading, not only in the community, but also in the county, state, and nation. It is also to encourage gifts/memorials of funds, books, art objects, etc. to the Library. New members are always welcome.

Officers
President: Sally Wakeley
Vice President: Barbara Shuman
Secretary: Maureen Hanna
Treasurer: Linda de Venuto
Publicity: Chris Smith

West Osceola Friends of the Library

The purpose of the Friends is threefold:

  • To develop programs that encourage literacy in West Osceola County and Celebration
  • To develop programs to encourage our youth to participate in library programs and develop reading skills
  • To foster meaningful dialog between the citizens of West Osceola County, Celebration, and the Osceola Library.

Officers for 2014
President: Joan Touzin
Vice President: Carmen Richards
Secretary: Gidget Archambeau
Treasurer: Anne Lucas

The Officers meet quarterly. Membership is yearly. We have been able since 2004 to establish a yearly scholarship for a senior at Celebration High School showing out-standing English and literature skills with an interest in library science. We continue to support the efforts of the West Osceola Branch of Osceola Library System.

Email the West Osceola Friends of the Library : westosceolafol@gmail.com