The goals of the Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation are to support the Oxnard Public Library by raising funds to benefit the Library and its patrons, and to increase community awareness of the Library. To accomplish these goals, funds are earned by selling donated books, conducting trips, by operating a gift shop in the library and other appropriate activities. These funds, earned entirely by volunteers, will be used to supplement the Oxnard Public Library budget to purchase equipment, books, and audio-visual materials. The funds will also be used to sponsor and/or supplement library projects and events for both children and adults in our community. Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit California Corporation.
Friends Books & Things Gift Shop is housed in the Oxnard Public Library, 251 South ‘A’ Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. As a non-profit store, we sell a variety of merchandise from stationery to sculpture. The Shop is run by the Oxnard Friends of the Library through their generous contributions of time and money. Purchases benefit the Library.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Become a Member of the Friends
Stop by a library to pick up an application form.
Members receive advance notice of gift shop and book sales, monthly newsletters, discounts on Friends trips and more!
Annual Membership Dues: Individual – $10; Family – $15; Patron – $35; Donor – $50; Sponsor – $100, or you may choose a Life Membership for a one-time dues of $500.
Please make your check payable to Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation and send to Friends Books & Things Gift Shop, 251 South ‘A’ Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.
How Can I Get Involved?
- Volunteer with the Bookies
- Assist in sorting and pricing donated books.
- Assist at Book Sales (usually three each year).
- Volunteer with the Gift shop
- Work three hour shifts in the Gift Shop selling merchandise.
- Volunteer with Books on Wheels
- Deliver books to shut-ins and perhaps read to them.
Please contact a Friend at the Gift Shop if you’re interested in volunteering to help with the many activities supported by the Friends.
President – Felicity Harper
Vice President – Oneita Hirata
Recording Secretary – Anna Johnson
Co-Treasurers – Geri Sprinkles and Ginger Stocks
Corresponding Secretary – Val Aragones
Books on Wheels – JoAnn Van Reenan
Bookies – Jane Aiello
Gift Shop – Oneita Hirata and Geri Sprinkles
Membership – Ana Johnson
Historian – Vacant
Newsletter – Vacant
Trips – Vacant
Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation
251 South “A” Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Guidelines for Library Donations
The Library appreciates your donations; however, we are unable to accept some materials. For the health and safety of Library employees and volunteers, and for the integrity of the Library’s collection, the following will not be accepted:
- Books or magazines with yellowed or torn pages
- Books or magazines that are dirty, moldy, or have an offensive odor
- Books or magazines with any signs of insect infestation
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- Encyclopedias older than five years
- Computer, medical, law, real estate or financial investment books older than three years
- Computer / Office equipment
Some donated materials will be added to the library’s collection, and others will be given to the Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation for their used book sales. The funds raised by the Foundation’s used book sales benefit our community by supporting children’s, teen, and adult programs and are also used for the purchase of new library materials.