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New Friends of the Oakland Public Library
A 501(c)(3) organization

The New Friends of the Oakland Public Library exists to promote knowledge and interest in the functions, resources, services and needs of the library. This vital civic association assists in developing programs and providing materials to extend and improve the library’s resources.

Our endeavors have raised thousands of dollars to benefit the community through the library’s outreach. Every year we help the library offer many popular programs and fundraisers. We are constantly exploring new ways to help the Oakland Public Library fulfill its mission. We welcome ideas and assistance from all who share our goals. In an effort to minimize meetings for busy people, The New Friends convene according to the dictates of ongoing projects rather than on fixed dates. We will post general meeting dates on the website; you may contact the library for details. Our annual general membership meetings are held in November. All are welcome to join us.

We believe that Oakland residents are the library’s greatest resource, and we hope everyone will want to become a stakeholder in a community resource that offers so much for so many.

Want to become a member of the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library?

Officers of the New Friends of the Oakland Library for 2023:

  • President: Nicole D’Amelio
  • Vice-President: Diane Jaretski
  • Secretary: Carol Finkelstein
  • Treasurer: Helen Sena

Want to help the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library?

The NFOPL Sale Nook is a great place to purchase gently used fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, movies, music and audiobooks.
Location: At the Oakland Public Library directly across from the elevator!

The NFOPL is accepting new and gently used books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks for the NFOPL Sale Nook. The NFOPL does not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or damaged items.

Prices are as follows:

Paperbacks  $      0.50
Trade Paperbacks $      1.00
Hardcovers $      2.00
Audiobooks $      2.00
DVDs $      2.00
CDs $      1.00
Puzzles $      2.00
Oakland Public Library Friends Sale Nook

Other ways to help…

  • Join our group!
  • Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Consider making a donation. New Friends of the Oakland Public Library is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
  • Contact us with your ideas.
  • Donate your time and/or energy to helping prepare for events.
  • Attend our events.
  • For more information, please contact us via e-mail at or call the library at (201) 337-3742.
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