Library Closure

As a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all libraries will close beginning March 16. For more information, visit

We Made the Paper!

Check out the most recent article about the Oakley Library in the Oakley Press!!!

Oakley Library to Follow Brentwood's Lead!

Help bring programming to the Oakley Library!

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $4,000 to bring programming to the Oakley Library! We are trying to bring innovative programming for patrons of all ages and abilities to the Oakley Library. Your purchase of a t-shirt will ensure that we are able to provide much needed programming to our community. Our fundraising campaign will end on March 28, so check us out today by clicking on  the image below.  Thank you for your support!

Now Accepting New Members!

We are now accepting new members!
We hope you can join, it couldn’t be easier! Go to our Membership page or drop by the Oakley Library and fill out a member form!

Facebook and Instagram

We are excited to announce that the Friends of the Oakley Library has entered the digital age and now has both a Facebook and Instagram account! With these new platforms we are hoping to spread the word about the wonderful work we support at the Oakley Library. Follow us on Instagram at friendsofoakleylibrary and don't forget to 👍 our Facebook page (@friendsofoakleylibrary). We hope to see all of our Friends at the Library!

New Library Committee!

The Friends of the Oakley Library has established a committee to get Oakley a stand-alone Library. This committee will look in to the many different ways that a Library can be built, what support we can give and how we can get the Oakley community behind this project. We will be meeting monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at the current Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, at 6 p.m., and everyone is welcome to attend.

Since 1913 the Oakley Library has served the community from a variety of locations throughout the city. In 1999 the Library was moved part of Freedom High School's Library where it still resides today. As stated in the Oakley Press,  city officials are looking in to moving the Oakley Library to the old Sheriff's Station on O'Hara Ave. We are wanting community input in to the matter and hope to see everyone at our meeting!

Election Results (2020)

The election results are in! Our Board of Directors for 2020 is as follows:

Board of Directors

Brittany Matous, President

Arnold Fitzpatrick, Vice President

Nancy Huffaker, Secretary

Linda Pennock, Treasurer

We still have vacancies for the following positions: 

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Media and Relations Coordinator

If you are interested in any of the positions, please contact the president at [email protected] 



As the new decade dawns I want to extend a warm thank you to all of members. The 2010's brought change to the Oakley Library and the Friends of the Oakley Library tirelessly supported all events and programs that the Library provided. The 2020's will see our library grow and expand just as Oakley grows and expands and Friends will be there to provide the support that is needed. We hope to see all of our Friends at the Library!


A Look Back at 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, I find myself looking back at all of the programs that were held at the Library this year. For those who are not aware, Friends of the Oakley Library funds all programming that occurs at the Oakley Library and also purchases all craft supplies, various program supplies and even cleaning supplies. From Summer Reading to Beading with Donna, all programming is made possible through your generous support of the Friends of the Oakley Library. 

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This season, Friends of the Oakley Library has been fortunate to receive some substantial donations to keep our programming thriving! One donor that deserves special recognition is Antioch Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry! We want to extend a huge thank you to them and to all of our generous donors. Without your support our programming would not be possible. We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Membership Donate Volunteer