Friends of the Orange Public Library

"A growing group of public spirited citizens, dedicated to volunteer support of public library service."

The Friends of the Orange Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of community residents who believe in the value and future of our public library. The Friends support the Library with funds from the Friends Bookstore, by receiving and encouraging personal donations, bequests from estates and distributions from trusts, and by encouraging community support for a better library. This wonderful group of volunteers has been serving the Orange Public Library and the community since 1959.

Friends of Orange Public Library Donates $32,000

Our Friends of the Library presented a $32,000 donation to our Library Services Director Dave Curtis at the October 11, 2016 City Council meeting to meet the Library's needs. This generous donation will be used to purchase popular DVDs and Large Print books and provide funding for programs and Adult Literacy.

Presentation of donation check to library
Pictured: From left to right, Member at Large Christine Huard-Spencer, Vice President Judy Long, Library Services Director Dave Curtis, and Friends President Kathleen Stevens.

The Friends generously provide the Library with the following:

  • Financial support for the Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Large Print books
  • DVDs for all three branches
  • Funds for other projects requested by the Library
  • Outreach Programs


  • Individual Membership - $10 / year
  • Applications available in the Friend's Bookstore
Friends of the Library Board of Directors
Kathleen Stevens
Mary Galuska
Peter Wetzel
Mary-Ellen Manning
Judy Long
Ellie Jordan
Internet Sales
Peter Wetzel
Tracy Radlinger
Corresponding Secretary
Sylvia Eves
Member at Large
Christine Huard-Spencer