Friends of the Oakland Public Library
Location of the main office: CA, Oakland, 721 Washington Street, 94607
Website address:
Brief information
Company type Charitable company
Company profile Non-profit

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the role of the Oakland Public Library as a vital community resource and as an institution critical to the culture, education, and welfare of our diverse community. Friends of the Oakland Public Library fulfills this mission by encouraging and facilitating volunteerism, advocacy efforts, and monetary support for the Library through fund-raising efforts.


Description

The Friends raise money . . .

  • With sales at our Bookmark Bookstore in Old Oakland
  • From members’ dues and donations
  • Through special events
  • These funds support library programs and materials at the Main Library and all 16 branch locations, the Second Start Adult Literacy Program, the Books for Wider Horizons preschool story-reading program, the Tool Lending Library, and the African-American Museum and Library.