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

Foundation Projects

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Target Circle

We’re featured in Target Circle™, place a vote for us in the Target app. Here’s how:

Step 1: Choose “My Target” in the Target app

Step 2: Tap on “Target Circle™”

Step 3: Select “Vote for nonprofits”

Step 4: Find us & vote!

Vote now through June 30, 2024!


Foundation Projects

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Bingo Night at Schlow!

Bingo Night Sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation!

Join Schlow for an evening of fun and games! We'll be hosting our first ever bingo night fundraiser. 

$3 for 3 cards or 6 cards for $5. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Registration is not required. However, as space is limited, those who pre-register will be guaranteed a seat.

Those under 18 must be with a parent/guardian.

For registration, please see: 


Foundation Projects

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Cheers to Art

Cheers to Art at the Arena

Join the Schlow Library Foundation on Wednesday, June 5 at 6pm for an evening of socialization, fun and painting! 

Painting will be $15 with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Schlow Library Foundation.

Registration is required to paint. Please register as a group if you'd like to sit together. 

This is a family friendly event!

For registration, please email:

Special thank you to Karyn at Northland Bowl and Jackie with Cheers to Art!


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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.