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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.

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The Campaign for a Permanent Home is Gathering Steam!

Will you attend our next meeting, Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 PM, at the library?

More Library at Your Library Thanks to Measure D!

The Oakland Public Library (OPL) has expanded hours as of Monday, April 1, 2019.
This marks the first time OPL has increased its operating hours since 2004. The new hours are a result of the June 2018 passage of Measure D, which Oakland voters approved handily with 76.9-percent of the vote. In total, Oakland Public Library branches will be open a total of 228.5 additional hours per week.

Piedmont Avenue Branch Library at 80 Echo Ave, new hours:
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
See you at our library!

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

The Campaign for a Permanent Home – What is Being Done Now?

The group working toward a permanent home for the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library has been meeting once a month since September 2018, searching for possible sites, exploring possible ways to fund all the costs that will be involved, and keeping everyone in the neighborhood informed about the efforts.

A 6-member Steering Committee coordinates the work. They are Tom Mysz, Joanna Smith, Peg Janosch, Ronile Lahti, Sabrina Bowerman, Arleen Feng. As you see them in the neighborhood, ask them about their work.

What’s in a name?

Friends of PAL is their new, easy to pronounce name. While we loved and respected FOPABL, we are happy to drop the “B” and make the formal name Friends of Piedmont Avenue Library, or Friends of PAL. At the May meeting, the change was made formal.

Elevator speech

If you had only about 30 seconds, how would you explain to someone why you want a permanent home for the library? At the last meeting of Friends of PAL, everyone there got some instruction and practiced doing just that with an expert advisor and consultant.

The next meeting begins at 6:30 pm on August 28 at the library. You are invited.

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 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@FriendsofPAL.org

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Library Hours
Our hours are:
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday – Closed
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Brings a Snake to the Library!