The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is an organization 100% powered by volunteers. We are young and old, have varied interests and backgrounds. We love books, and enjoy music, movies and learning. We treasure our library and its staff, and support them whole-heartedly.
For more information, please call the Library Administration office at 541-766-6928.
What do we do?
Our members raise money to enrich the public libraries of Benton County: Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe and Philomath.
- Friends supported projects include:
- Summer reading programs
- Youth programs
- Random Reviews
- Author appearances
- Cultural programs
- Check-It-Out newsletter/calendar
- Staff training and development
- Library furnishings
- Electronic equipment
- Seed money for new projects
- And more!
- Join us! Become a member today!
- Volunteer for Friends projects
- Become a business sponsor
- Donate books, DVDs and CDs for our fundraisers
- Shop at our sales: 3-day February book sale, Fall Festival patio book sale, holiday book sales, 50-cent bookshelves (located in each library), 24/7 online Benton Books (available from Amazon, Alibris and Abebooks).
- Drop your spare change in the Friends penny jar at the front desk
- Show your support by using the library t-shirts and book totes
- Make additional contributions
- Tax deductible contributions (FOL is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation)
- Library cultural programs only made possible by your support
- Pride in giving back to your community
- Opportunity to participate with citizens who share your love of the library
- Personal enrichment through greater connection with your library
- Subscription to Check-It-Out newsletter