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!

December Newsletter

Our December newsletter is here! 

Please check out our most current newsletter. If you have not received a newsletter via e-mail then please contact the president to find out how you can get one. 


Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!

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. 

Event Details

Date: December 7, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Location: Oakley Civic Center,  3231 Main Street Oakley, CA 94561


Did you know that you can donate while you shop this season?

Experience the warm feeling in your heart when you do your holiday shopping by choosing Friends of the Oakley Library as your charity on Amazon Smile.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for help in the following areas:

  • Book Sale Scanner
  • Community Engagement
  • Membership 
  • Newsletter 

For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the President at [email protected].

City Council Approves an Exploratory Plan for a New Library!

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!

Howl La La Boo 2019

For the past 17 years, Howl La La Boo has been a mainstay program of the Oakley Library that has been solely funded by the Friends of the Oakley Library.

This year, we were able to provide three craft stations, and four activity stations. We were especially fortune to have a great group of volunteers who were able to assist in the lengthy prep for Howl La La Boo and who volunteered their time for the event. 

Our hard work has paid off and thanks to the financial support of the friends, in conjunction with the group of volunteers we were able to pull off one of our most successful Howl La La Boo's for the Oakley Library! We were fortunate to have over 117 people attend, which was double our number of our attendees last year! All in all, a resounding success for the Library and the Friends of the Oakley Library.

The Book Forest is coming to the Oakley Library!

On October 24, 2019 the Friends of the Oakley Library partnered with The Book Forest to sell donated books online. 

How this works, is that using an app The Book Forest identifies valuable books that can be sold online and the Friends of the Oakley Library will set them aside to be sold. The Book Forest will collect the books that have been set aside and  Friends of the Oakley Library will receive 60% of the profits of any books that are sold. This will help the Friends of the Oakley Library to raise more funds to provide more more programming for the Library. 

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