Please Donate Today

Your contribution supports our work and directly impacts literacy in Oakland Unified School District by helping us provide access to quality literature, information and technology to all OUSD students.IMG_2765

Our work to advocate for District support and professional staffing depends on contributions like yours. Together we will ensure that every OUSD student has access to a quality school library. Thank you.

Click on the button below to make a tax deductible donation to Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. You will receive a receipt and a thank you letter for your donation.

To make a donation by mail, please send your check to Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries, Attn: Elaine Wells, 6101 Chelton Dr. Oakland, CA 94611. Include your return address and we will send you a receipt for your records.  Thank you!

Our tax ID # 45-3190035


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(CYRM) program through our Realtors Support Readers Campaign.

Click here to learn more about the program. Donate by clicking on the Donate button above. Write Realtors Support Readers on the “add special instructions to seller” line.



 Ways Your Dollars Support OUSD Libraries


Oakland kids want to read all the popular fiction titles, e.g., Diary of a Wimpy Kid, photo (45)as well as graphic novels and books in series. You can help put exciting, inspiring fiction and informative nonfiction titles in school libraries by donating to our BOOKS KIDS WANT TO READ FUND. Click on the Donation tab above. Write BKWR Fund on the “add specific instructions to seller” line. Your dollars will go directly to high quality library books.

If you are interested in directing your donation to a specific school library, write the name of the school in the memo line. We will send you confirmation that your donation purchased books for the designated library.  Thank you.




To ensure OUSD students have access to a quality school library, FOPSL is

Deborah Gibbons is a teacher at Bella Vista pursuing her Teacher Librarian credential at San Jose State. Debbie was awarded the Ann Mayo Gallagher Scholarship in spring 2017.

promoting professional development for library staff by providing financial support through our Ann Mayo Gallagher Scholarship program. Donations to this fund will support our efforts to professionalize library staffing and programming.  Click on the Donation tab and write AMG Scholarship fund on the “add specific instructions to the seller” line.

Contact Kari Hatch, Executive Director for FOPSL
for more information.

Thank you for all you do to support OUSD school libraries.


We extend our appreciation to these Foundations, Businesses and Individuals for their generous support in 2016

The Rogers Family Foundation                        The Elder Family Foundation
Jon and Connie Hartung                                    The East Bay Community Foundation
The Kate Family Foundation                             Intel Volunteer Grant Program
PG&E Campaign for Community                      Kaiser Permanente Community Giving
SaveMart Supermarkets                           

Abby Cohn                                                             Adeline and Edward McClatchie
Anita Watkins                                                       Arnold Spanners III
Ann and John Gallagher                                     Arthur and Debra Bakal
Baker-Wiener Family Trust                               Barbara and John Newhall
Carlon Tanner                                                      Caroline Giers
Carolyn Raffo                                                        Charles Rath
Cassie Perham                                                      Charlotte Sharp
Christine Moriuchi                                              Christine Schooley
Daniel Marks                                                        Daniel Hoth and Kim Regan
Deane and Richard Bunce                                 Donald and Virginia Meyer
Eric P. Anderson                                                  Elaine and Craig Davis
Elaine and Mary Anderson                               Elaine and Richard Wells
Elaine J. Cooper                                                    Elizabeth and Steven Rosenberg
Elizabeth and Victor Chen                                 Ellen and Patrick Becherer
Ellen Edwards                                                      Eric and Paula Gillett
Eric Rodney                                                          Gary Neuman
Geri Tanimoto                                                      Gina Kesler Lee
Helen and Peter Hasselman                              Helen Delfantin
Hunter P. Harris                                                   James and Hebe Beard
James and Joan Probala                                     James Grant
Jane Bokan                                                            Janet Arnold
Janet Seelinger                                                     Janice Clendenning
Jay Goldman                                                         Jo and Norm Budman
John and Margaret Maloney                             John Baldo
John G. Wells                                                        Jonathan Sykes
Joy and Jonathan Jacobs                                    Judith Dawainis
Judy and Gary Murphy                                      Judith Scholz
Karen Dauphin                                                    Karen Smith
Katherine Erickson                                             Kathy Poly
Lawrence and Christine Silver                         Marjorie Goodin
Marilyn Simonsen                                               Martha Gregory
Mary Gage Herman                                             Mary Roach
Meredith and Harry Endsley                             Micaela Pronio
Michael Gelber                                                     Monica Ley
Nancy and Bernard Speckman                         Nancy Auker
Nancy Rowell                                                        Natalie Van Tassel
Noemi Alvarado                                                   Patricia Durham and Douglas Hammer
Paula Gocker                                                         Philip and Shantha Ursell
Phoebe Sherman                                                  Rebecca Frediani
Richard and Carlene Anderson                         Robert Greenberg
Robin Flagg                                                            Romer Stevenson
Sara Sterling                                                          Shelby Solomon
Shirley Rodenborn                                               Sophie Tivona
Stanyan Vukovich                                                Stephanie Wells
Stuart and Paula Campbell                                Susan and Kenneth Tylor
Summer Brenner                                                 Thomas Kaun
Tura Franzen                                                        Zakir Serafin

Book Drives and In-Kind Donations:

Janette Maher                                                             Jon and Connie Hartung
Nancy Auker                                                               Susie Goodin
Dr. Cory and Kristin Maas, The Maas Clinic         East Bay Children’s Book Project
Friends of Oakland Public Libraries                      Water Front Hotel
Orinda Public Library                                               Whole Foods
Oakland Literacy Coalition                                      Oakland Public Library
Kaiser Permanente                                                    IKEA
Carlene and Richard Anderson                               Charles Rath
Thomas Kaun


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