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

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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.

cxMichelle Rosenthal is Our New Librarian

Pat TomeyAs you know, our friend and Branch Manager since July, Pat Toney has moved into her new position as the children’s outreach librarian in Oakland, and now we are welcoming Michelle Rosenthal, MLIS. As of April 3rd, Michelle moved from manager of the Lakeview Branch to be the Branch Manager for Piedmont Avenue. She brings ten years of experience, five as Branch Manager at both Melrose and Lakeview. We are especially lucky to have her with us because she knows our neighborhood and is passionate about providing a wide access to services at our libraries. Outreach is one of her top priorities.
Before she became a librarian, she said that she used the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library at its 42nd St location. We expect her to be a wonderful advocate for a new permanent branch.
When you meet Michelle, ask her about Bells & Chimes, her team in the Women’s Pinball (yes, pinball!) League.

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

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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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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.