Piedmont Avenue Branch Library Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library
80 + YEARS & Counting! 80 Echo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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Support the Oakland Public Library -- Purchase a tee-shirt financed by the Friends of the Oakland Public Library. We have adult sizes XL, L, M, and S and children's sizes L, M, and S. Suggested donation: $15.00 for adults' and $10.00 for children's.


A permanent home for our library: the campaign has begun!!

Oakland has no funds available for a capital project that would give Piedmont Avenue Branch a permanent building. That is what we learned from Acting Head of OPL, Jamie Turbak. Jamie, who was our branch librarian for many years, is now the Interim Director of Library Services for the Oakland Public Library. At FOPABL’s 9/13/18 meeting, she said there are no set plans for our library after our current lease expires in 2021.

That news neither surprised nor deterred FOPABL. The crowd at the meeting formed committees to research the financial requirements and possible sites and to consider what potential partnerships could help us meet our goals. Activity will begin now in preparation for a report back to the community in January. Watch for the full minutes of the September 13th meeting on our web site, www.fopabl.org , next week.

If you can join the work for a permanent library please email us at contact@fopabl.org.

The Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library was formed in 1993 when our library was facing budget cuts and possible closure. We have continued to work for the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library reaching out to the community to advocate for our and other Oakland libraries.

Owl ReadingWith donations and proceeds of book sales we fund the Children’s Summer Reading Program, LGBT collection, DVD collection, magazine and newspaper subscriptions and community outreach programs.

If you wish to make a donation to the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library, please go to our Contact Us page.

Our Library Hours, Events & Programs are available here.

Our library is a vital resource and community hub.

Please join the Friends to support our beloved library and to be involved in a long term solution by going to our Contact Us page.

The HOOT! -- our new monthly newsletter covering what's new and interesting at our branch and throughout the library system. If you're on our Friends' email list you'll automatically receive a copy. If not, join the Friends now (see contact page) to make sure you don't miss an issue.

Have a topic you'd like to see covered or one you'd like to cover?
Send information to contact@fopabl.org


Library Hours
Our hours are:
Tuesday – 12:30-8:00
Wed, Thurs and Sat: 10:00-5:30
Friday – 12:00-5:30
Sunday and Monday – Closed
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The Hoot

East Bay Regiona Parks Naturalist
Brings a Snake to the Library!