Friends of the Library

For 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 second Wednesday of every month (except for July and August) at 6:00 pm, typically held in the Multi-purpose 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.  For more information about donating materials for sale in the Book Nook click here.

Price Listing:
Hardcover Books:  $2.00
Softcover Books:  $0.50
Kid’s Books:  $0.50
DVDs:  $2.00
CDs:  $0.50
Audiobooks:  $2.00
Magazines:  $0.25
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
The Friends of the Library usually host their annual plant sale the 1st Friday and Saturday of May at the Oak Creek Civic Center. All proceeds benefit the programs, services and collections of the Oak Creek Public Library. For more information about the sale Contact Us.

We hope to bring the sale back again next year and thank you for your understanding in the meantime. If you are looking to purchase flowers of the same high quality, the Friends source all of their plants from Tehan Greenhouses. You can support this local business by visiting their Oak Creek location, or find more information on their website.

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…