Friends of Benson Library (FOBL) aims to provide a benefit by raising awareness and education in the community about the services offered by the library.

Our primary objective is to:

Advance the education of the public by the promotion of the use of a public lending library service for the benefit of the residents of Benson and the surrounding area.

FOBL will endeavour to do this by:

  • developing co-operation between the library and the community
  • facilitating communication between the community, the library and OCLS
  • encouraging the use of the library by people of all ages
  • recruiting and organising volunteers for specific purposes
  • fundraising and sponsorship
  • helping to safeguard the future of the library and develop innovations



  • FOBL is a not for profit organisation.
  • The activities of FOBL will be for the benefit of the whole community.
  • FOBL will not act in the interests of a section of the community.
  • No individual shall receive any private benefit from the activities of FOBL.
  • The activities of FOBL will be done without detriment or harm to any individual or group.