Friends of the Library

friends (of the Oak Creek Public Library) logoFor more than 25 years, the Friends of the Oak Creek Public Library has existed as an independent organization of people and businesses interested in assisting the library in developing programs, encouraging gifts, promoting knowledge and providing a channel for individuals and organizations to express ideas and make suggestions for library uses and services.

Our meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except for July and August) at 6:00 pm, typically held in the Technology Training Room.

We hope to see you, soon!

Membership
Membership in the Friends of the Library is open to everyone. If you’re interested, print off a Friends Membership Application or ask for a form the next time you’re at the library.

Activities

Book Sale
Near the Adult Media section on the 1st floor of the library, the Friends have an ongoing sale in the Book Nook.  You’ll find books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and other materials.  Items are added on a regular basis and there is usually something for everyone.  Please check out the Book Nook the next time you’re at the library. Visit this page for more information about donating materials for sale in the Book Nook.

Price Listing:
Hardcover Books:  $2.00
Softcover Books:  $0.50
Kid’s Books:  $0.50
DVDs:  $0.50
CDs:  $0.50
Audiobooks:  $2.00
Video Games: $2.00
Magazines: Free
Miscellanea:  *Prices as marked*

*All sales from the Book Nook and book sales are final. No refunds or credits will be issued for items purchased.*

Plant Sale
Please note that the annual plant sale is closed indefinitely. We appreciate all the support from patrons in years past, with all proceeds benefiting the programs, services and collections of the Oak Creek Public Library. Stay tuned for other fundraising opportunities by checking the library’s event calendar or by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Volunteering
The Friends are always looking for opportunities for members to volunteer at the library. Volunteer opportunities are shared with current members at the monthly meetings.

Giving Back
Each year the Friends of the Library donates more than $4,000 to the Oak Creek Public Library. Past donations include:

  • Sponsorship of the Summer Reading Program performers
  • Movies at the library
  • Sponsorship of local author visits
  • Library card holders for new library users
  • Book clocks in the Children’s Department, Adult Department and Gaming Room
  • And much more…

AmazonSmile
Interested in supporting the Friends for free? By shopping at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization, at no cost to you. Select the Friends of the Oak Creek Public Library as your charity of choice.