friends of the oak ridge public library

The FOL was organized in 1959 to increase the opportunities for the association of persons interested in books and libraries; to increase the facilities and services of the Oak Ridge Public Library; and to enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of the Oak Ridge area.  They do this by selling books and other items several times a year at very low prices.  They also have 2 Booknooks in the Library with materials available for sale all the time.  Also by organizing and funding the children's summer programming, and by buying needed items for the Library that all outside the annual budget, such as the first two computers that appeared in the Main Library, and the Library security system gate.

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Application for membership:  FRIENDS of the LIBRARY Applicationx.pdf 

New members are always welcome.  Annual dues are:

  • Individual:  $3
  • Family:  $5
  • Patron:  $25-$99
  • Benefactor:  $100 or more

The book sales would not be possible without the volunteers and Library staff who make it happen.  Anyone who would like to help before, during or after the sale, can contact FOL president, Nancy Hardin at 482-4560,

The FOL Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Library Auditorium.  Books are selected by consensus of those participating with a two-to-three month lead.  You don't have to be a member of FOL to participate.  For additional information, contact Pat Hope at (865) 425-7696 or at

Current FOL Officers

President:  Nancy Hardin, Chair, Book sales committee
Vice President:  (OPEN)
Treasurer:  Jim Basford
Secretary:  Sue Urbach
Ex Officio:  Kathy McNeilly, Library Director

contact address:  P.O. Box 10, Oak ridge, Tn  37831