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.  Members do this by selling books and other items at very low prices through Book Sales held several times a year and through the two Book Nooks in the Library Lobby with materials available for sale all the time.  FOL supports ORPL by organizing and funding the children's summer programming, and by buying needed items for the Library that fall outside the annual budget, including publications, the self-service checkout station, and furniture.
  

New members are always welcome.  Annual dues are:

Individual:  $5
Family:  $10
Patron:  $25-$99
Benefactor:  $100 or more
Application for membership:  FOL Membership Application 042216.pdf

 

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, nehardin@hotmail.com.

Dates for the Spring 2016 Book Sale are Thursday, May 12, 5:00 - 7:30pm (Members Night); Friday, May 13, 10:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday, May 14, 9:30am - 5:00pm (Half Price Day); Sunday, May 15, 2:30 - 5:00pm (Buy A Bag of Books Sale).

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 patricia.hope3@aol.com.

Current FOL Officers:
President:  Nancy Hardin, Chair, Book sales committee
Vice President:  (OPEN)
Treasurer:  Jan Pierce
Secretary:  Audrey Elam
Ex Officio:  Kathy McNeilly, Library Director

Find us on Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/foloakridge
Contact address:  P.O. Box 10, Oak Ridge, TN  37831