Schlow Library Foundation

What is the Schlow Library Foundation?

Schlow Library Cupola


The Schlow Library Foundation (formerly known as the Friends of Schlow Library) is made up of community volunteers who give their time because they love the Library.  The Foundation provides crucial funding support for the programs and services at Schlow Library.  This support is made possible by donations of all sizes to the Foundation by community members.

This also includes important advocacy, financial investment, and volunteer support for the Library, with an eye towards a sustainable future.

The Foundation is working to ensure that the Library services you cherish will continue without interruption through fundraising projects and outreach programs.

Donations to the Schlow Library Foundation are tax-deductible and make an immediate impact in your community. All donations made to the Foundation go directly to support the Library.

In short, Friends are The Foundation...YOU are The Foundation!

Schlow Library Foundation Newsletter

Book Sale!

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Schlow Library Foundation Book Sale

Downtown for Arts Fest? Stop into the Schlow Library Foundation Book Sale on July 12 and 13 in the Schlow Library Community Room. In addition to a large selection of used books, we will also be selling book related materials such as tote bags, mugs, candles, and more. All proceeds benefit the Schlow Centre Community Library.

Sale hours will be:

July 12 from 9:00am-6:00pm

July 13 from 9:00am-5:00pm

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Schlow Library Foundation Board Members:

  • Maureen Welesko, President
  • Virginia Squier, Vice President
  • Cathy Holsing, Treasurer
  • Carol Razem, Assistant Treasurer
  • Mac Rayback, Secretary
  • Nancy Chiswick
  • Peg Hambrick
  • Tom King
  • Lynn Petnick
  • Sharon Rovansek
  • Jane Stanton
  • Ruth Zipser
  • Robin Barton, Liaison from Library Trustees


How do I make a donation?

Donations are accepted by mail, online, or in person at the Schlow Library Service desks.

Schlow Library Foundation

211 S Allen Street

State College PA 16801

What does my donation fund?

Donations to the Schlow Library Foundation provide funding for ALL of the programs and services that Schlow Library provides to our patrons.  Storytimes, Book Clubs, and special events; are just a few of the programs funded by donations.  Thank you!

When can I make a donation?

We welcome donations any time. The two main publicized fundraisers are Centre Gives in May and our annual year-end appeal in October. Donations are accepted at any time of year.

Is there a yearly membership?

No, unlike the previous Friends of Schlow Library, the Schlow Library Foundation does not have a membership program.