The Rockridge Library is a vital center for our community, engaging children with storytime, providing a gathering space for teens, and offering quiet spaces for reading and homework.
The library is also the hub for a variety of community activities – the Rockridge Community Planning Council, scout meetings, candidate forums, town halls, and more.
While core services are funded by the City of Oakland, many important services and resources are supported by private donations to the Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL).
FORL is an all-volunteer group founded to support our wonderful library and its staff. Thanks to generous community donations, FORL has been able to fund programs and provide resources beyond those budgeted.
Because the Rockridge Library is only one branch among many, we also share donations with other Oakland library branches, so gifts to FORL reach further and help our broad library community.
Major Donation Supports Large Type Books
Thanks to an anonymous donor who wanted to increase the resources for the visually impaired, the library's collection of large-type books has been vastly expanded. The Rockridge Branch is now the hub for large type books, although the books will float to whichever branch they’re returned to. The funds have also gone toward purchasing high-demand digital content, and the staff is looking into piloting a e-reader lending program.