Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Library LogoThe Friends of the Library's purpose is to support and promote the Stillwater Public Library. Funds raised through the Spring and Fall Used Book Sales facilitate the purchase of books, materials, equipment, programs and decorations. Friends of the Library is the primary support for the Children's Summer Reading Program and other special activities for children and adults alike. View the Bylaws of the Friends of Stillwater Public Library.

Used Book Sales

The Friends of the Library hold used book sales to raise funds for the Stillwater Public Library. Used materials are also sold in the library next to the checkout desk throughout the year. The Friends accept book donations for sales year-round.

Click here for details about upcoming book sales.

Become a Friend of the Library

To join the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, pick up a membership form at the Circulation Desk, or download a membership form and bring or mail it to the Library. Dues are only $10 annually. We hope you will join us!

Recent Projects


  • Tables for Library Meeting Rooms
  • Book and Equipment Carts
  • Refrigerator, Microwave, Radio, and Paper Cutter for Staff
  • Spine Label Printing System
  • Picnic Table
  • Scanner
  • Microfilm Reader
  • Chairs for Internet Stations
  • Paperback shelving
  • New Online Catalog computers

Library Materials

  • Funding for Downloadable Collection
  • Funding for Initial DVD, Music CD, and CD Book Collections
  • Over $23,000 in Donations for the Purchase of Library materials
  • Della Bennett Memorial Book Contribution
  • Harry Heath Memorial Book Contribution
  • Richard Sutton Memorial Book Contribution and plaque
  • Funding for Genealogy Challenge Grant
  • Carryall Bags for Homebound Delivery of Library Materials

Library Programming

  • Children's Summer Reading for Over 25 Years
  • Teen Summer Programs
  • "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma" Book Discussion
  • Year-Round Programs for All Ages
  • Legislative Receptions
  • National Library Week
  • Payne County Author's Recognition
  • 75th Anniversary of Stillwater Public Library (1998)
  • 10th Anniversary in New Library (2004)
  • Oklahoma Centennial Programs (2007)
  • Read Local Author Fair


  • Angie Debo Sculpture Campaign
  • National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
  • Library Staff Development and appreciation luncheons
  • Annual Book Sale for over 30 years (began 1981)
  • Donation to Newspapers in the Classroom Program
  • Donation of $11,000 to the Stillwater Public Library Trust
  • Funding for Computer Reservation System
  • Notary Service
  • “One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads”


Angie Debo Sculpture Project
The unveiling and dedication of the Angie Debo statue at the Stillwater Public Library was held on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.  Read more about the statue.