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.
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
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.STEAM for Teens
STEAM for Teens is a series of educational programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Southern California Edison awarded a grant to the Orange Public Library Foundation to sponsor these opportunities for teens to attend presentations and hands-on workshops at the Library. Attendees at each STEAM for Teens event received a ticket to enter a drawing for a laptop each time they attended a STEAM event.
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.