Friends of the Library

Friends members

Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries was founded in 1957 and incorporated in 1968 as a nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to aid and promote the activities and goals of the Tulsa City-County Library system. The Friends organization fulfills its purpose through diverse programs and activities responsive to a wide range of needs and concerns.

Become a Friend of the Tulsa City-County Libraries today!  MEMBERSHIP FORM

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By joining the Friends you will:

  1. Provide opportunities for yourself and other Tulsa County residents to participate in programs that are both fun and informative.
  2. Support the library staff. Your membership provides scholarships for continuing education and funds staff training days.
  3. Be an advocate on behalf of libraries in our community and across the state.
  4. Champion literacy through support of the library’s Summer Reading Program and the First Book initiative that provides books to children from low-income families.
  5. Thank every library volunteer across Tulsa County with the annual volunteer recognition party hosted by the Friends. 

Supported Programs and Events:

Adult Creative Writing Contest | LEARN MORE
Books Sandwiched In | Returns Oct. 2017
First Book | LEARN MORE
Great Decisions | LEARN MORE
Music Sandwiched In | LEARN MORE
Travels With Tulsans | Returns Feb. 2018

2016-2017 Officers and Board:

Debora Riggs Grillot, President
Diane Pennington, 1st Vice President
Lollie Burr, 2nd Vice President
Todd Dallenbach, Treasurer
Linda Jenkins, Assistant Treasurer
Mary Olzawski, Recording Secretary
Lynn Peacher, Corresponding Secretary
Glenna Anderson, Past President

Laura Bottoms, Norman Bryant, Tom Campbell, Sara Carlson, Eldon Eisenach, Catherine Gatchell, Shirley Gidley, Donna Goodman, Gretchen Hannefield, Wayne Hardy, Cathey Harned, Carol Hoffman, Hussien Khattab, Sherry Leslie, Katy Livingston, Dorothy Minor, Melanie Nelson, Michael Nesser, Elaine Olzawski, Richard Parker, Glad Platner, Jan Reese, Virginia Richard, Marian Sexton, Della Sheldon, Nancy Sies, Farryl Stokes, Stan Teter, Su Waner

Questions? Call 918.549.7419 or email

Additional Friends organizations affiliated with Tulsa City-County Library: