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About the Friends

The Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the Rockridge branch of the Oakland Public Library, and supporting our wider Oakland Library community. FORL was formed in 1996, soon after the Rockridge branch moved to its current location on College Avenue.

We are governed and run by a small board of active volunteers, committed to the library's success. We collaborate with the branch manage and their talented staff to identify where community support is needed. 

FORL's Mission

  • To champion the Rockridge Library

  • To create and stimulate public enthusiasm for library programs and services

  • To advocate for the library to the community and to government bodies

  • To generate new ideas for the enhancement of library facilities and programs

  • To encourage gifts and volunteers for the library


Friends of the Rockridge Library Board Members
  • Linda Fogel, President
  • Alona Rivord, Vice President
  • Beth Wadell, Secretary
  • Zac Unger, Treasurer 
  • Mary Jo Nash
  • Nellie Thornton 
  • Ken Cluff
  • Alec MacLeod
  • Dutch Key
Friends of the Rockridge Library
P.O. Box 3723
Oakland, CA 94609
Please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
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