The Friends raise money . . .
- With sales at our Bookmark Bookstore in Old Oakland
- From members’ dues and donations
- Through special events
The Friends support library programs and materials . . .
Go here to see what we’ve granted to the Library to buy new books, new materials and support children’s and family programs.
The Friends fight to maintain and expand library services.
Past efforts have helped win . . .
- Expanded library hours
- Increased book budgets
- The hiring of children’s librarians
- After-school youth programs
- Retrofitting of the Golden Gate, Temescal and Melrose branches
- Funds to help renovate and re-open the Greene Library for the African American Museum and Library in downtown Oakland
- Successful passages of three funding measures by Oakland voters (1994, 1996 and 2004)