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.

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Your Friends membership in action:

  1. Your membership provides opportunities for yourself and other Tulsa County residents to participate in both fun and informative programs including Books Sandwiched In and the Adult Creative Writing Contest.
  2. Your membership provides staff with scholarships for continuing education and funds staff training days.
  3. Your membership allows us to advocate on behalf of libraries in our community and across the state.
  4. Your membership champions literacy through the First Book initiative that provides books to children from low-income families and through the library’s Summer Reading Program.
  5. Your membership says "thank you" to every library volunteer across Tulsa County by supporting the annual volunteer recognition banquet hosted by the Friends. 

Supported Programs and Events:

Adult Creative Writing Contest | LEARN MORE
Books Sandwiched In | LEARN MORE
First Book | LEARN MORE
Great Decisions | LEARN MORE
Music Sandwiched In | LEARN MORE
Travels With Tulsans | LEARN MORE

2017-2018 Officers and Board:

Debora Riggs Grillot, President
Diane Pennington, 1st Vice President
Sherry Leslie, 2nd Vice President
Todd Dallenbach, Treasurer
Linda Jenkins, Assistant Treasurer
Mary Olzawski, Recording Secretary
Lynn Peacher, Corresponding Secretary

Laura Bottoms, Lynda Brownson, Laurie Brumbaugh, Norman Bryant, Connie Cronley, Doris Degner-Foster, Eldon Eisenach, Catherine Gatchell, Donna Goodman, Gretchen Hannefield, Hussien Khattab, Rita Kirk, Katy Livingston, Michael McBride, Carolyn McClure, Brenda Michael-Haggard, Dorothy Minor, Melanie Nelson, Michael Nesser, Elaine Olzawski, Richard Parker, Glad Platner, Jan Reese, Virginia Richard, Karla Shahan, Nancy Sies, Travis Splawn, Catherine Sprague, Sally Stewart, Farryl Stokes, Stan Teter, Cecilia Whitehurst

Questions? Call 918.549.7419 or email

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