Friends of the Cambria County Library

Hello from the Friends of the Cambria County Library (FOCCL), and welcome to our web page! We are an association dedicated to assisting the Cambria County Library through various advocacy and fundraising efforts. Our goals include promoting a better understanding within the community of the needs of the library, focusing attention on its services and facilities, and assisting it financially through a variety of projects and initiatives. We are members of Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries, (PCBL)

Please check out our Facebook page to stay up to date with FOCCL news, participate in discussions and support FOCCL efforts.

Membership - JOIN NOW

We offer membership at a variety of levels. We welcome any members who would like to volunteer in our bookstore, serve on the steering committee, or assist with occasional special events and fundraisers. If you are not already a member, please join us! Annual dues are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family, $50 for a friend, $50 and above for corporate, and $250 for a lifetime membership. If you join as a lifetime member, a bookplate with your name will be added to a new book in the library’s collection. All members receive our newsletter and are invited to our annual Members’ Meeting held every November. In addition, corporate members, and sponsors ($50 and above) have their company’s name listed in our newsletter, on the Friends of the Library page of the Cambria County Library’s website, and on the wall in the bookstore.

You can read our by-laws by clicking this link: Copy of by-laws.

Membership forms are always available at the Inclined to Read bookstore, or you may print out a form by clicking below.

Membership Form

Please join us in helping our library continue as a vital resource in our community.


The Friends of the Cambria County Library Steering Committee

The FOCCL is administered by a steering committee comprised of the following positions:

  • Facilitator
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Membership Chair
  • Newsletter Chair
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Members-at-Large (5)
  • Bookstore Manager
  • Library Liaison

If you are interested in serving on the steering committee, please contact the bookstore manager at the Inclined to Read bookstore, 536-5131 x220.

Inclined to Read Used Bookstore

Inclined to Read Used Bookstore

Our bookstore is open all library operating hours! Select your items for purchase and then visit the library circulation desk to make your purchase.

Our store is located within the library lobby and staffed by members of the FOCCL. You’ll find a wide variety of gently used books (including some collectors’ items) in hardback and paperback, DVDs, CDs, audio books and other assorted items. Donations of items in good to excellent condition are welcome and accepted by appointment only. To schedule a time to drop off your items, please call (814) 536-5131 x220. We also welcome FOCCL members to help with sorting or shelving. Join us in April when the store displays theme filled baskets and sells raffle tickets for each. Winning tickets are drawn at Night Music@ the Library (no need to be present to win). In December we feature holiday books and CDs, and our crafty members donate their pieces to sell. For any questions, please call 536-5131 x220.

Basket Raffle

FOCCL hosts a popular basket raffle in support ofNight Music @ the Library, held the last Friday in April. Members assemble a variety of theme baskets featuring items donated from local businesses and individuals. If you would like to donate a basket, please contact the bookstore manager at the Inclined to Read bookstore.


Fundraising Activities

Fundraising Activities

Monies raised through book sales, fundraisers, memberships and donations support many projects and purchases for the Cambria County Library. These include contributions to the summer reading programs; shelving and displays; furniture upgrades; equipment such as a microfilm reader/printer; items for the children’s department; renovations to the community room and restrooms; exterior building improvements; and the library’s participation in seasonal events in the community. We also continue to help with funding for book purchases for the library on an on-going basis.

Amazon Smile

When you purchase through AmazonSmile, please select Friends of Cambria County Library. Amazon will send a portion of your purchase to FOCCL.

To raise community awareness, we publish a newsletter twice a year with information about upcoming events and fundraising efforts, in addition to highlighting library programs, services, and resources. Copies are distributed to our members and occasionally to community groups.

The Bookplate Newsletter, Spring 2022

Resources & Tools

Reach Us

248 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901-1677

(814) 481-8131
Text a Librarian
M-F 10 am - 2 pm


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    May 23 - 27: Library hours may be different due to the Memorial Day Holiday.Click here for additional information.