Friends of Lakeview Branch Library
550 El Embarcadero
The Friends of Lakeview Library group (Lakeview Friends) was formed in 2002, to save Lakeview and other libraries which were threatened with closure.The citizen’s activist group Save Oakland Libraries was started at Lakeview.It became a citywide movement that persuaded the City of Oakland to keep the libraries open during the budget crisis.After our success at keeping libraries open, we worked for the passage of Measure Q, which currently funds the libraries.
In addition to our advocacy for the libraries, our group:
·Sells books in the lobby of the library to fund library activities and materials
·Supports volunteer work for the library, including the beautiful garden
·Encourages the use of library resources and materials
·Provides funding for special projects like the replacing library furniture
·Provides funds to purchase adult and children’s books and DVDs
·Funds children’s activities
·Funds chess tournaments
·Maintains a website and sends e-mails to tell people about library activities
We consider ourselves guardians and supporters of this small urban neighborhood library.All library patrons are welcome at the meetings of the Lakeview Friends.Please come by and join the Friends of Lakeview Library.