The Oak Creek Public Library Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to raising money to support the educational, cultural, and recreational activities of the Oak Creek Public Library. Projects include raising funds to help construct the new library building, adding a serenity garden and social terrace, and much more. They continue to raise funds to help support the library’s technological, programming, collection development, and miscellaneous needs.
The Foundation is run by a five-person board, elected annually in April. Please contact Jill Lininger, Library Director, at [email protected] for more information.
To show your support for projects led by the Oak Creek Public Library Foundation, consider making a donation. Gifts to the Foundation can be made online with a credit card or in person at the library with cash or check. By contributing, you can make a lasting difference for all patrons.
Building the New Library
The Foundation raised funds to assist in building the new Oak Creek Public Library in 2015, located at 8040 S. 6th St., in the heart of Drexel Town Square. The building is a destination for lifelong learning. It is an institution that citizens can be proud of and was designed to meet the changing information needs of a growing community. It is a model of 21st century libraries—one that is a warm, inviting place to read and enjoy programs while offering cutting-edge technology and an innovative design.
The Foundation developed a plan to modify the landscaping for the plaza on the west side of the library to better realign with the original design for the Civic Center. The serenity garden and social terrace includes a recirculating water feature, quiet seating areas, and perennial flower beds. All of these are variations of features included in the original site plan and were funded exclusively through private donations. Demolition began April 3, 2019 and a dedication was held May 31, 2019.