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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 BOOK SALE HAS RETURNED. We are thrilled to be back in-person and held our first book sale on June 23-26, 2022. For more information about upcoming book sales visit our Book Sales page

Volunteer with the Friends of the Oakville Public Library

Volunteer opportunities are available starting in September 2022 for adult (age 18 and above) and youth (age 14 and above) for the following roles:

  • Future Book Sales - sorters, event setup, event logistics, cashiers and event teardown. (adult and youth)
  • FOL committee members (adult)
  • Sorters (year-round) (adult and youth)
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*Note: When you apply for a volunteer position at Oakville Public Library or with the Friends of the Oakville Public Library you will be prompted to set up a volunteer account. If you are already registered as a volunteer with the library, please login to your profile as prompted. If you have already applied, please accept our thanks. We are currently recruiting for positions to start in September 2022 and will respond to your application as soon as possible.

Friendly Finds 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. Find Friendly Finds at an OPL branch near you today. Locations


Contact Friends of the Library
Charitable Registration Number 11924 8169 RR0001

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Public funding supports libraries, and your gifts help us flourish. Discover how a donation to OPL makes community connection possible.