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!
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@example.com
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!
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.Read more
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!
Join us as we kick off the Holiday Season at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Oakley! There will be caroling, choir performances, cookies and crafts, the perfect event for the whole family! Don't forget to drop by the Oakley Library's booth to do a special holiday themed craft. We hope to see you there!
For those who are interested, we are looking for volunteers we are willing to assist us in set up, take down and with our activity for the kids at this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP on our Events page.
Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Oakley Civic Center, 3231 Main Street Oakley, CA 94561
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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for help in the following areas:
- Book Sale Scanner
- Community Engagement
For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 12, the Oakley City Council approved a resolution that would explore the possibility of developing a new Library in Oakley!
The Oakley City Council has approved $25,000 to look at the possibility of converting the old sheriff's station in to a Library. The building is located at 200 O'Hara Ave and has been vacant since the sheriff's department moved to Brentwood earlier this year. Per a staff report, the building itself has a number of code related concerns and is too small to function as a Library. The report would explore the possibility of tearing down the current structure and rebuilding a larger structure.
The Oakley Library is currently resides in 3,000 square feet of the Freedom High School Library. The Library was moved to the High School in 1999 what was to be a period of 5 years so that the city could build a Library. Unfortunately, it has been 20 years and the library is still in the same space. We will be addressing this development at our next Friend's meeting on 11/21/2019. We hope to see everyone there!