Library Activities


◊  The Friends held their third annual "Evening with the Erie Sea Wolves". Approximately 80 tickets were sold for the event, raising $496 for the library.

◊  The Friends host an annual "Dinner and a Book" membership event.

◊  The library hosted the Louis Braille Bicentennial traveling exhibit. Ninety second graders from Edinboro Elementary School visited the library to see the exhibit

◊  The library has served as the host for a meeting of the Western PA/West Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

◊  Members of the library faculty developed a number of LibGuides, online subject-related guides to print and online information resources. Many of the cited resources are accessible from the LibGuide via live links.

◊  The Friends assist with the library's annual fall book sale.

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About the Friends







The collections of the Baron-Forness Library have, through the years, benefited from the commitment and generosity of many friends in the University and neighboring communities.  The organization is founded on our common understanding and interest in books and scholarly materials.  The Friends are composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff, corporate sponsors, and community members who advocate for excellence in the Baron-Forness Library's collections and promote its cultural and intellectual presence in the Edinboro University community.




 a History


◊  The Friends of the Baron-Forness Library was reorganized in 2001, since then the group has raised thousands of dollars for the improvement of library resources and services.


◊  The Friends organization has held annual membership meetings since 2002 which feature guest speakers and in recent years drawings for books. 


◊  The Friends recently provided funding for the purchase of a microform reader-digitizer. 


◊  The Friends have raised funds through various activities including membership drives, annual events at Jerry Uht Ballpark, and a silent auction.


◊  The Friends have sponsored "Books Are Fun" sales, raising several hundred dollars for the library.