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For more than a century, Orange Public Library has been providing essential library services to local residents and businesses. Established in 1885, three years before the City of Orange incorporated, the Orange Public Library system has grown to include the recently constructed and expanded Orange Public Library & History Center and two branch facilities (Taft and El Modena).

The City of Orange Public Library Foundation (OPLF) was established in 1998 as an innovative, collaborative effort by local leaders and municipal officials united by a common goal: To strengthen support for Orange’s public libraries in order to develop an outstanding library system.

OPLF bridges gaps in tax-based funding through the cultivation of public/private partnerships. Its funding ensures that the community’s growing needs for library services and programs are met by developing library support from individuals, businesses and community organizations.

OPLF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation, and its federal ID number is: 33-0803671.

To contact us:
City of Orange Public Library Foundation (OPLF)
407 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 288-2470
Executive Director Linda Cundiff: Lindacundiff.oplf@gmail.com

Library Foundation Donates $14,350

Our Orange Public Library Foundation presented a $14,350 donation to our Library Services Director Dave Curtis at the September 13, 2016 City Council meeting
to meet the Library's collection development needs. At the OPLF 2016 Legacy Gala, guests were offered the opportunity to "Raise Your Paddle for Books and Materials". The generous dollar amount coming from OPLF will be used to purchase popular books for the Library’s Adult Nonfiction collection, such as travel guides, cookbooks, and graphic novels.

Pictured: From left to right, Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Collins, Trustee Marva Hitchcock, OPLF Executive Director Linda Cundiff, Library Services Director Dave Curtis, Orange Public Library Foundation members Larry Cohn and Pat Buttress.
Library Foundation Donates $30,000

The Orange Public Library Foundation (OPLF) presented a $30,000 donation to the City of Orange Public Library Services Director Dave Curtis(on the left) at the July 12, 2016 City Council meeting. The library requests funds for a variety of items which enhance public services and are beyond the scope of the library's current budget. OPLF is pleased to provide support for the following needs:
  • Popular Authors Visits
  • Children’s Performer Series
  • Books and materials
  • Digital Magazines
  • Print Magazines
  • Laptops for El Modena Library Homework Center
  • New public seating for the El Modena Branch Library

Representing the Orange Public Library Foundation from right to left are Board members Larry Cohn, Pat Buttress and Executive Director Linda Cundiff.

"It's Your Estate" Workshop Series

When: Tuesdays, September 13 - November 1, 2016
Where: Orange Public Library, 407 E. Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92866
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Cost: FREE to all attendees; Registration is advised, space is limited.

Please make your reservation - Call Linda Cundiff, Orange Public Library Foundation at 714-288-2470 or email lindacundiff.oplf@gmail.com

Click here for a flyer with additional program information.
2017 Library Legacy Awards and Celebration

Join the Orange Public Library Foundation as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Orange Public Library & History Center at our 2017 Library Legacy Awards and Celebration.

We will be honoring: Nora Jacob, Judy and Jack Schroeder, and Mike and Brenda Carver.

Help us recognize and show our appreciation for the invaluable contributions they made in building the library we have loved for the last 10 years.

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2017
Place: TBD
Time: TBD

Tickets are available online.  For more information please visit our website:  www.oplfoundation.org or call Executive Director, Linda Cundiff at 714-288-2470.
STEAM for Teens

Learn from experts working in their fields. Find out where STEAM can take you and how our presenters landed the coolest jobs ever.

September 10, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Orange Public Library & History Center

Click here for a flyer containing specific dates and programs.

Enter to win a laptop each time you attend a STEAM hands on workshop.
Registration begins Monday, August 22
Call the Teen Services Desk - 714-288-2418

Pictured: Councilwoman and Orange Public Library Foundation President Kim Nichols with Dana Davidson, winner of the STEAM for Teens laptop prize. Dana is a junior at El Modena High School.

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