Friends of the Library

Become a Member

Memberships are $5.00 Individual, $10.00 Family, and $25.00 Business per calendar year. Your membership gives you first day shopping of our book sales, and more perks may be ahead. The Friends of the Library sponsors a yearly Christmas Tour of Homes as their annual fundraiser with visitors registering for prizes at each stop. If you want to donate prizes, or wish your home could be featured, check with a member, or the current Friends Chairman, Donna Holzrichter.

The Friends of the Olive Warner Memorial Library started as a support group for the public library, to help with library projects, and to collect money to be used in library improvements.

NOTE: You are automatically a member with voting rights if you are a current employee of the Olive Warner Library, you are a Library Board member, have featured tours of your home for Christmas Fund raisers, or have donated over $500 to the library.
Donations or memberships may be given at the library or sent to:

Friends of the Olive Warner Library
PO Box 576
Hooker, OK 73945

What the Friends Do

The organization helps support the library with many things, such as books or technology purchases, and Summer Reading Fun. Those who desire to remember a family member or friend with a Memorial Gift to the library may donate through the Friends group.

The Friends sometimes hold an annual book sale in April and a holiday tour of homes the first Sunday of December. The Hooker Friends of The Library won second place in 1998 for the Friends of the Library in Oklahoma’s Big Event Contest!

Friends of the Library have helped purchase computers, a microfilm reader, and Summer Reading T-shirts, as well as funding various Summer Performances, and allowed the library to have The Hooker Advance on microfilm digitized onto a searchable hard drive.

Hooker History Books

historic photo of farmers and equipment at harvest

Early Days Wheat Harvest

Hooker History Books are also a project of the Friends group. These are available at the library, at the Hooker Chamber office, or by mail.

Hooker History Books, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
Fascinating history, pictures, family stories, full-color quilt pictures, area cattle brands, school histories, HHS graduates, veterans’ pictures and more.

Early Days in Beaver County 

Before There Was a Hooker 

How the Bullet Got in the Bank 

1900s, Teens, Twenties and Thirties

Their only shelter was a pit in the ground

  • Volume I, 1981 copyright, $25.00, Oklahoma Diamond Jubilee Project
  • Volume II, 1987 copyright, $25.00
  • Volume III, 1994 copyright $25.00
  • All three volumes for only $50.00 plus the cost of postage, which may be $18.00 or more.

All proceeds benefit Friends of the Library.

Checks may be sent to Olive Warner Memorial Library P.O. Box 576, Hooker, OK 73945

We think there may need to be a Volume IV, so if you know a family or business, or memory that was omitted, please write the story under 300 words, and submit a COPY ONLY of any photos, as they will be kept on file, and not returned until Book IV comes to life. Submit with your name, address, phone numbers, and email in case questions arise.