Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Library was formed in 1994 to support The University of Scranton’s new library and to provide cultural outreach to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community. Today’s libraries face the challenge of strengthening collections that reflect the history of ideas while building collections and programs that reflect the present and serve as gateways to the future. The Friends of the Library have supported this effort by building an Endowment, by adding to the Library's collections, and by sponsoring programs of interest to the community.  The Friends’ programs have heightened community awareness of the Library’s resources while the Friends’ gifts to the Library have enriched its collections, furnishings and services.  Members of our Friends group have enjoyed fellowship and friendship with those who value the importance of libraries and learning. And they have had a special opportunity to help the University and Library attain their goal of excellence.

In 1997, the Friends of the Weinberg Library established its Distinguished Author Award Series to reach the hearts of booklovers in our community and to provide a glimpse into the inner most hearts of writers.  Annually, the Friends of the Library recognize and honor the work of fiction or non-fiction authors and invite authors to our campus to share their literary pursuits and impressions with our academic community and our friends in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

We are indebted greatly to all of the Friends of the Library Board members and many volunteers who have worked tirelessly to achieve the organization’s countless successes—from the establishment of the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Awards series in 1997, to the Friends’ annual Leaves of Class Raffle, to the Friends’ annual book sale, and to the Friends’ many program and exhibits.

Please become a member of The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

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You too can help us champion the critical role of libraries in today’s society. 

Jean Lenville,
Interim Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library