The vision of the Friends organization is to "Build a Better Library" bringing the community together, inspiring personal growth, and transforming lives through knowledge and literacy.


The mission of the Friends is to support the Bosler Memorial Library through fundraising, promoting public awareness and volunteerism.


The Friends of the Bosler Library, established in 1957, work to promote advocation of the library and its resources and to provide library funding.


We are a separate entity from the Library and have our own by-laws and financial reporting and auditing.  Your membership in the Friends organization is not the same as your financial donations to the Library's annual giving campaign.

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The Friends

P.O. Box 730

Carlisle, PA 17013

$2,000 Grant-in-Aid Annual
Scholarship Program


This grant-in-aid is open to students who reside in Bosler Memorial Library’s service area:

  • Carlisle Borough
  • Dickinson Township - North of Rt. 174
  • Lower Frankford Township
  • Middlesex Township
  • North Middleton
  • South Middleton Township - North of Rt. 174
  • Upper Frankford Township
  • West Pennsboro Township – East of Grahams Wood Road


Who May Apply:

Students who reside in one of the above townships, May 2018 Graduating High School students who are enrolled in an accredited college, or students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college with a 3.0 GPA, majoring in Library Science, Education, Journalism, Communications, or English. The applicant must be registered for at least 12 credits to be considered. Family members of the Friends Board or Board of Trustees of Bosler Memorial Library are not eligible for this grant.

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You can also fill-out the form on-line and print.

2017 Friends of Bosler Library

Grant-in-Aid Winner


Friends of Bosler Memorial Library grant-in-aid winner for 2017 is Megan Talley. She is graduating from Boiling Springs High School and will be attending Shippensburg University in the fall for Communications. Congratulations Megan.



pictured below:  Left to right - mom Molly Talley, Grant-in-Aid Chair Mary Wilhelm, scholarship winner Megan Tally, & dad Scott Talley


Friends of Bosler Memorial Library 2015