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