2018 Advocacy Information

Measure D is on the June 5, 2018 ballot!

In order to maintain, protect and improve library services throughout Oakland, the City Council and library advocates have placed Measure D, a parcel tax, on the June 2018 ballot. Read more and learn how you can donate and volunteer at https://www.protectoaklandlibraries.org/.

Oakland Public Library information flyer.

Friends of the Oakland Public Library newsletter articles published in the January 2018 and April 2018 editions.  http://fopl.org/newsletter/

Join other advocates at the OPL Advocates Facebook page.

East Bay Times articles:

“Oakland library parcel tax to be on primary ballot”

Oakland library parcel tax measure to be on primary ballot

“Oakland considers library parcel tax measure” 1/15/18

Oakland considers library parcel tax measure

Alameda County Registrar of Voters – June 5, 2018 Election. Scroll down to “Measures” and select “City of Oakland Measure”


Our past advocacy efforts have won

  • Expanded library hours
  • Increased book budgets
  • The hiring of children’s librarians
  • After-school youth programs
  • Retrofitting of the Golden Gate, Temescal and Melrose branches
  • Funds to help renovate and re-open the Greene Library for the African American Museum and Library in downtown Oakland
  • Successful passages of three funding measures by Oakland voters (1994, 1996 and 2004)

Advocacy resources and information

Save Oakland Library

California Library Association
United For Libraries (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations

American Library Association – Office for Library Advocacy