Friends of the Oakton Library


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.

Mission
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.

Book Sales
Two major sales, one in the spring, and one in the fall.

Oakton Friends Newsletter
March 2014

Accomplishments
Friends of Oakton Library logo.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
Membership is open to all who support the purpose of the group.

Meeting Dates
Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Friends Officers
President: Corinne Savage
First Vice President: Jim Milstead
Second Vice President: Jane Sharnoff
Secretary: Barbara Hippe
Treasurer: Fred Pitman
Book Sale: Ralph Tener
Membership & Newsletter: Ann Balch
Hospitality: Jackie Giovanelli

Other Friends groups.


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