The Oakland Public Library Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce the opening of the Original Library Building on Thursday, February 1, 2018. This step marks the conclusion of the first phase of renovation at the library, with the second phase to follow shortly after. We invite the entire community to please come to the library on Thursday and see how this old building has been brought back to life. We've sought to blend the old with the new, keeping the charm and warmth of the original design while introducing some modern elements. The space will serve as the Adult Services department of the library, and house the Adult Services collections. At the same time, the stage has been modified so it is now suitible for performances, and our mobile shelving units in front of the stage can be cleared easily to allow for audience seating.You can see this for yourself when you visit, and take in a one-man performance about the life and times of W.E.B DuBois on Friday, February 2 @7pm, when the Oakland Public Library kicks off its "After Hours at the Library" series. REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE. Besides taking a look at the renovated space, we'll have Nancy De Vries' photographic exhibit: "The Highlands of New Jersey, an iron age in small scale". For more information about the history of the library and the first failed renovation project, Click Here.

To see more images of the newly renovated space juxtaposed with some historical photos, scroll down.

Shot From Stage




Stage from Mezz



Mezz 1

Mezz 2

Mezz 3

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Stair Glass



Mural New

photoiconView photos of the Teen Photography Contest at the Oakland Public Library.

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