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.

Board of Directors Recruitment

The Friends of the Orange Public Library is currently recruiting for several Board of Directors positions. Each Board member is asked to make at least a one year commitment, attend monthly board meetings on the second Monday of each month and become a member of the Friends.

Click here for a flyer listing the available positions.

Upcoming Fundraising Event

CA Pizza Kitchen Main Place Mall
Tuesday, October 24, 2017  
11 am - 9:30 pm
20% of proceeds benefit the Friends
Download and bring this flyer

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
Ellie Jordan
Internet Sales
Peter Wetzel
Christine Huard-Spencer
Corresponding Secretary/Publicity
Sue Glover
Member at Large