Friends of the Scio Public Library

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We are a group of volunteers who value libraries and seek ways to enhance and expand the many benefits that our library brings to the Scio community.

New members are always welcome!

We invite you to learn about what we do and to join us in supporting the Scio Public Library

The primary goals of the FRIENDS are to:

    • Support projects for community use where other funds are not available

    • Support the mission of the Scio Public Library and the priorities as described in the library's goals and objectives

    • Provide support to initiate programs with long term impact

    • Serve as a goodwill ambassador for the library


We meet monthly, on the first Monday of each month in Scio City Hall, adjacent to the library. Friends' meetings are open to everyone.


Individuals can join the Friends for just $20 per year or $100 for a lifetime.

Businesses can join for at least $25 per year.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so membership dues as well as donations are tax-deductible.

Find out how to double your donation and receive a tax credit by donating to the Friends of the Scio Public Library and Oregon Cultural Trust!

Cultural Trust Website

How you can help

The Friends help the Scio Public Library in many ways:

    • Book sales

    • Bake sales

    • Refreshment sales

    • Fun runs

    • Raffles

    • Garden tours

    • Plant sales

  • Staff the library with volunteers

  • Sponsor educational programs for adults

  • Help to fund the library's Children's Summer Reading Program

  • Publicize the library's services and needs

  • Encourage gifts to the library--books, magazine subscriptions, endowments, and bequests

Donate new or used books, audiotapes, DVDs or CDs to be placed in the library’s collection or sold at the “little book store” or at the Friends’ book sale.

Volunteer to staff the library , assist with the Summer Reading Program, or help with a fundraising event.

Join a library work party or assist the librarian on your own at a time that suits you.

Become a member of Friends of the Scio Public Library.

Make a tax-deductible monetary gift to the Friends in your own name or someone else’s. Consider a memorial gift.

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