Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library work to gain community support for the library activities through volunteer activities, programs and book sales.

2015 Novel Tea - "A Stitch in Time" - April 25 from 2 - 4 pm
at the Indian Creek Community Church -

Terence Michael O'Malley, author of Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time, will speak about Nelly, one of the first and most successful self-made women millionaires in American business.  She designed and sold more dresses in the 20th century than any other single person in the United States.

Tickets are sold out, but table sponsors are still needed to set tables - $10 fee.  For more info, call Rita J. Patterson, 913-971-6879 or

  View flyer for more information

Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

The Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship is presented to graduating seniors that have completed a minimum of
40 hours of volunteer work with the library. 

2015 Criteria and Application 

Friends Book Sales
View 2015 sale dates

The Friends of the Library welcome book sale donations throughout the year. There are drop off receptacles inside both libraries. If you would like to receive a letter confirming your donations for tax purposes, pick up a form at the check-out desk at either library.

Donation Guidelines

Materials we do accept:
Books, Paperbacks, DVDs, Books on CD, Music CDs, Videos & Cassettes
Children and teen books
Reader's Digest Condensed Books
Club Romance Paperbacks less than five years
Magazines of historic interest - Time, Look, etc.

Materials we do not accept:
Club Romance paperbacks older than five years
Computer materials 
Materials that are musty or damp
Encyclopedia sets

Support Your Library - Join the Friends!

$20 Family, $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior Citizen (60+)

2015 Perks for OPL Friends members...
All Friends members will receive $1 off of their total purchases each sale in 2015!  You may join anytime at the check-out desks at either library, print off, complete and mail the membership form along with your payment, or join at any of the sales .

Friends Membership Form


Friends Officers 2014-2015

President: Colette McGee    
Vice-President: Sharon Markey
Secretary: Robin Sundahl
Treasurer: Barb Hill  
Membership Chairperson: Carlotta Belcher 
Book Sale Chair:  Linda Schoonover
Members at Large:     Sharon Markey
                                       Donna McCarthy 
                                       Pat Pieper
                                       Carolyn Romondo