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Friends of the Oakville Public Library

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The Friends of the Oakville Public Library (also known as FOL) is a group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing library programs and services within the community. Through book sales and other fundraising activities, the Friends of the Library helps develop and enhance various programs and services offered within the library.

The Friends of the Library Committee are taking time to reimagine our book sales and fundraising activities until such time as we can safely see you again.

Friendly Finds are back at OPL

Friendly Finds are gently used materials – books, audio books and audio-visual materials, in great condition, available for sale at all OPL branches. They are handpicked, curated and chosen by OPL staff and Friends of the Library from the donated books received at OPL and out of circulation books that are weeded by OPL staff.  Proceeds from the sale of materials allow the library to expand its library services and spaces beyond what the operating budgets cover.  Friendly Finds offers the opportunity for our community to find gently used books and support the library. By offering used books for sale, we are promoting a sustainable, environmentally friendly option and affordable access to book ownership, while continuing to encourage literacy. Books and materials are stocked weekly and are available on a first come first served basis. Head to an OPL branch near you today. Locations

What’s Next?

Watch for postings soon for adult (age 18 and over) and teen (age 14 and above) volunteers to help with our upcoming book sales and other fundraising events organized by the FOL that support library services and programs. Roles will include sorters, event setup, event logistics, cashiers and event teardown.

Contact Friends of the Library fol@oakville.ca
Charitable Registration Number 11924 8169 RR0001

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