The Friends of the Library in Oxford (FOLIO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in the Oxford Public Library; to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; and to stimulate gifts, endowments and bequests to the library. FOLIO also provides supplementary programs, service and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the Oxford Public Library and to raise funds to that end.
FOLIO meets at the Oxford Public Library on the second Thursday of every month (excluding July and August) at 3:30pm. We would be happy to welcome you to our next meeting!
PROGRAM & EVENT SPONSORSHIP
The Friends of the Library sponsor many exciting programs and events at the library every year. Some of our recent programs have included an open house, holiday concert, and a visit from Santa!
Because the Friends aim to sponsor as many programs and improvements to the library as possible, fundraising is a critical component of our work. In the past, we have hosted holiday raffles, sold engraved bricks, and participated in the Oxford High School Booster Club's Festival of Trees.
The Friends sponsor a monthly true crime and mystery book club. Other themed book discussion groups are in the works for the future.
The Friends have hosted many book sales throughout the years. Though book donations are not currently being accepted, plans for future book sales are currently being developed.
"The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man."