WELCOME TO OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
January 1, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's New

 Oakland Public Library now has an online event calendar. Please view it at:
   Oakland Public Library Calendar
  

 

Spring Concerts 2014

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Quartet
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Korean Presbyterian Church
222 Ramapo Valley Road



ABOUT THE OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

 


Holiday Closings 2014
Directions 
Organization
New Friends of the Oakland Public Library
Exhibits
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Find out what's happening for

 

ADULTS, KIDS & TEENS!

AT THE OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, NJ

Click on the section to view programs and events!

 

Holiday Closings for 2014 at the Oakland Public Library, NJ

New Years Day Wednesday January 1
Martin Luther King Day Monday January 20
President's Day Monday February 17
Good Friday Friday April 18
Memorial Day Monday May 26
Independence Day Friday July 4
Labor Day Saturday Saturday August 30
Labor Day Monday September 1
Columbus Day Monday October 13
Veteran's Day (observed) Tuesday November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 27
Thanksgiving Friday Friday November 28
Christmas Eve
Wednesday
December 24
Christmas Day
Thursday
December 25 
New Years Eve Day
Wednesday
December 31
     
2015    
New Years Day
Thursday
January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King Day Monday January 19, 2015

 

Directions to the Oakland Public Library, NJ
 

Traveling WEST from ROUTE 4
From Rte 4, take Rte 208 North into Rte 287. Take Exit 58, Oakland. Turn left at the light at the end of
the ramp onto Ramapo Valley Road (Rte. 202). At the second light, turn right onto Oak Street. Make
the first left into Municipal Plaza. The Library is on your left.
 
Traveling NORTH on Rte 208
Take Rte 208 North into Rte 287. Take Exit 58, Oakland. Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp
onto Ramapo Valley Road (Rte. 202). At the second light, turn right onto Oak Street. Make the first left
into Municipal Plaza. The Library is on your left.
 
Traveling NORTH on Rte 287
Take Exit 58, Oakland. Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp onto West Oakland Ave. At the light
at the railroad tracks, make a right onto Ramapo Valley Road (Rte. 202). At the first light, turn right
onto Oak Street. Make the first left into Municipal Plaza. The Library is on your left.
 
Traveling SOUTH on Rte 287
Take Exit 58, Oakland. Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp onto Ramapo Valley Road (Rte. 202). 
At the second light, turn right onto Oak Street. Make the first left into Municipal Plaza. The Library is on
your left.

 

Contacts at the Oakland Public Library, NJ
 

Abby Sanner, Director 201-337-3742 ext 204 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Circulation 201-337-3742 ext 200 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Children’s Services 201-337-3742 ext 208  
Adult Services 201-337-3742 ext 211  
Fax 201-337-0261  

 

 

OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY MISSION
 

The Oakland Public Library is a cultural center facilitating timely access to information, ideas and
forms of creative expression.
 
The mission of the Oakland Public Library is to provide library resources and services to meet the
evolving educational, cultural, recreational and informational needs of the community and to
encourage lifelong learning.
 
The Library will accomplish this mission effectively by providing excellence in its staff, facilities,
collections, technology and programs and by participating in cooperative networks, and community
and business partnerships.
 
The Library is a dynamic, ever-changing resource center responding to the needs of the public it
serves.
 
The Library upholds the principles of intellectual freedom.
 
The Library upholds the public’s right to know by providing people of all ages with access to and
guidance regarding information and collections which reflect diverse points of view.

 

LIBRARY ORGANIZATION AT THE OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
 

Board of Trustees at the Oakland Public Library
 

The Oakland Public Library Board of Trustees is responsible for setting overall policy and for
overseeing the finances of the library so the library can fulfill its mission and provide excellent service
to the community. 
The Board is composed of five trustees who are appointed by the Mayor of the Borough of Oakland
for 5-year terms and two ex-officio members – the Superintendent of Schools and the Mayor. 
 
2012 Trustees at the Oakland Public Library
Kilday, Teresa Secretary 2016
Levine, Ronne President 2016
Matts, Jennifer Treasurer 2015
Peterson, Geri    
Vallone, Marilyn Vice President 2014
 
Ex-Officio Members of the Board
Schwager, Linda Mayor
Quinlan, Sadie Mayor's Delegate
Feifer, Dr. Jeffery Superintendent
Clark, Glenn Superintendent's Delegate
 
2013 Board Meeting Dates
Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month except if noted. Meetings start at 7:00 pm at the
library and are open to the public.
 
August 8
September 12
October 19
November 14
December 12
January 9, 2014
 
Meeting dates July through December will be determined at the June meeting.
 
Minutes are available upon request with a fee of $15 per copy or you can download them below.
 
Board Minutes 2013
January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013
May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013
September 2013 October 2013 Noveember 2013 December 2013
Board Minutes 2014
January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014
May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014
September 2014 October 2014 Noveember 2014 December 2014

 

Oakland Public Library Policies

A full PDF copy of the Oakland Public Library Policies, approved by the Board of Trustees, can be
found by clicking here.
 

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available to the public in the Oakland Public Library, subject to our Meeting Room Policy. If you would like to use a meeting room, please fill out our Meeting Room Application Form and our Meeting Room Agreement.

 

BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library Services)

The Oakland Public Library is a member of BCCLS (“Buckles”) which is composed of 75 public
libraries mostly in Bergen County. Each library is separate and independent and is supported by its
own community. However, the libraries share the computer network, database, and circulation
system operated by BCCLS. Each BCCLS library shares its resources with other members through
reciprocal borrowing programs. For more information, click here: www.bccls.org
 

New Jersey State Library

 
The New Jersey State Library provides valuable services to all residents of New Jersey. These
include the law library used by the State Legislature, the Talking Book and Braille Center, and the
premier collection of local history in New Jersey. The Library Development Bureau supports local
libraries like Oakland by funding valuable shared reference services and databases and the state-
wide delivery service for sharing books. For more information, click here.