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.

The Novel Tea, "Memories of Childhood" held on April 9 at the 
 Indian Creek Community Church, was a huge success.  
Around 190 people attended the event.
Thanks to all of the tea sponsors with their unique designs, volunteers who
helped with set-up and clean-up, took photos and served in many ways 
and the community members that supported this endeavor. 

Funds raised with be used to award the Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship.

Novel Tea table decorations.   

Friends Book Sales
Click on Book Sales Tab for 2016 Dates 

The Friends of the Library welcome book sale donations throughout the year. There is a drop off receptacle inside the downtown library at 201 E. Park. If you would like to receive a letter confirming your donations for tax purposes, pick up a form at the info desk.

PLEASE NOTE: We love receiving donations, but large donations of materials must be placed in sturdy boxes, not in large plastic trash bags.  If donations arrive in large plastic trash bags, they will not be accepted.  Thank you for your consideration.

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
Magazines except those listed above

Support Your Library - Join the Friends!       
$20 Family, $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior Citizen (60+)

2016 Perks for OPL Friends members...
All Friends members will receive $1 off of their total purchases each sale in 2016!  You may join anytime at the info des or print, complete and mail the membership form along with our payment, or join at any of the sales.

Friends Membership Form


Friends Officers 2016 - 2017

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:     
Cindy Booz
Sharon Markey
Donna McCarthy 
Pat Pieper
Carolyn Romondo               

Pictured from right: Barb Hill, Carlotta Belcher, Colette McGee, Linda Schoonover, Pat Pieper,
Carolyn Romondo, Cindy Booz, Sharon Markey, Robin Sundahl, and Donna McCarthy.