While the libraries are closed, there are tons of free, digital library resources you can access with your library card:
- Download and read e-Books and eAudiobooks
- Stream movies and TV with Kanopy
- Download and read Magazines and Periodicals
- Research family history and genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition
- Learn a language with Rosetta Stone
- And so much more!
We want to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who has participated in our Programming Fundraiser! With your support we were able to sell 59 t-shirts and raised $2,144.89 for the Oakley Library. This has been our most successful fundraiser to date, and we are touched by the generosity of our community. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and we hope to see all of our Friends at 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!
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!
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 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!