Friends Donate $1,300 to the Scio Public Library

The Friends of the Scio Public Library, a group of volunteers who work to enhance and expand the benefits that our library brings to the Scio community, recently donated $1,300 to the Scio Public Library. Part of the donation will be used to purchase materials and supplies for the Library’s Summer Reading Program. This program provides free weekly fun educational activities for Scio area children with the purpose of encouraging them to read during the summer months. The donation will also be used to purchase new books and materials to supplement our library’s reading collection. The Friends raised a significant portion of this donation through their annual book sale, which occurs in May during Scio’s Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair. This year the book sale will be held at the Scio City Hall on Friday, May 18, from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 19, from 9 am to 3 pm. There is also a member only pre-sale on Thursday, May 17, from 3 pm to 6:30 pm. Memberships may be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Wendy Greenwald at 503-394-4266.


Lavonne Murray, Scio Librarian, receives three checks from the Friends president, May Garland
  • Pilcrow Foundation - Children’s Book Project Grant
    The Friends gave the Scio Public library $400.00 for a 2-1 matching grant from the Pilcrow Foundation. With our donation and    the matching funds the Library will have $1,200.00 available to purchase children's books.

  • Summer Reading Program
     The Friends gave the library $500.00 to go towards the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

  • General Donation
     The Friends gave the library $800.00 as a general donation for 2017. 
       Each year Friends of the Library raise money, through various fundraisers, to donate to the Scio Public Library.
       These funds are intended to extend the library’s city-budget funds and are used to purchase new items, including books, DVDs
       and computer software, that will meet the needs and interests of patrons. Funds may also be used for supplies or for various
       programs and services sponsored by the library.

Book Sale

Lamb and Wool Fair-Sheepskin Review

National Night Out
Eclipse Weekend

Christmas Sheepskin Review

  • Set up three tables at Scio Cares Day on April 23 to make folks aware of library programs Held drawings to  give away books to children and adults.

  • Hosted 3rd Annual Scio Fun Run on May 7th, with about 60 participants raising $600 for the library.

  • Conducted annual Book Sale on May 21 raising $600 for the library.

  • Sold cookies and drinks at the Sheepskin Revue, a feature of the annual Lamb Fair event on May 21.

  • Volunteered in the annual Summer Reading Program

  • Hosted an Open House for library benefactors and the public to see a newly installed Benefactor Library Display on July 17.

  • As part of the celebration of Scio’s 150th birthday, the Friends prepared and sold Czech dinners to almost 200 people on August 13, raising almost $500.  At the same event raffled off a 150th birthday quilt made by a Friends member, raising about $200.

  • Hosted an Open House for viewing of an Art Exhibit hung by Lake Oswego Library on October 6.

  • Sold cookies and drinks at the annual Christmas Sheepskin Revue on Dec 10. 

  • In addition to the events listed above
    • We also raise money by maintaining a Little Library Store in the Stultz Bros County Feed and Seed Store. The little library is stocked with books that have been donated and those that have been withdrawn from the Library.
    • Our volunteers help at the library and keep the library open on Saturdays