Friends of the Oakton Library
The Friends of the Oakton Library was founded in 2001 in response to community enthusiasm for creation of the new branch. Planning and design of the building started in 2002. The groundbreaking ceremony was held April 8, 2006 and the library opened on September 29, 2007. The main activity of the Friends is to facilitate community involvement and to support the library's ongoing programs.
To become a Friend of the Oakton Library, please complete this online form.
The mission of the Friends of Oakton Library is to enhance Library resources and services, and foster a strong connection between the Library and the local community.
Two major sales, one in the spring, and one in the fall.
Oakton Friends Newsletter
The Friends raise funds through used book sales, annual dues, special fundraisers, and community donations.
The Friends have helped pay for many library programs and events, including Mystery Night, the Easy Reader Program, puppet shows, story tellers and musical performances. The Friends participated in the Fairfax County “Art in the Pages” project by sponsoring a beautiful sculpture that sums up Oakton’s history in a book and is titled “Oakton Roots”. The sculpture is located outside of the Oakton Library. The Friends also purchased a sturdy rocking chair, tables and sign holders, shelves, decorations, and indoor plants.
Under our Collection Enhancement Program, the Friends have donated over $12,000 to enhance the book and periodical collections of our libraries system-wide. The Friends also have partnered with the library to purchase outdoor seating as part of an initiative to expand the library outdoors.
Membership is open to all who support the purpose of the group.
Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
President: Ann Balch
First Vice President: Jackie Giovanelli
Second Vice President: Kaplan Cohen
Secretary: Carol Fay
Treasurer: Fred Pitman
Book Sale Co-Chair: Ralph Tener
Book Sale Co-Chair: Carole Dowd
Book Sorting Co-Chair: Jane Boyers
Book Sorting Co-Chair: Tooley Milstead
Hospitality Chair: Corinne Oliverio
Community Liason: Linda Byrne
Speakers Series: Tooley Milstead
Membership: Maya Mann
Newsletter: Ann Balch