Interested in helping Lake Oswego Public Library? Read on to learn more about supporting LOPL, whether by donation, planned giving, volunteering your time, and/or contributing to the Friends of the Library.
There are many ways to contribute to the success of the Lake Oswego Public Library. Learn more about making monetary gifts to the Library, including memorials, planned giving, and one-time donations.
Since 1988, the Lake Oswego Public Library has enjoyed a strong tradition of community volunteer support. Over 400 volunteers take part in making the library a thriving community center—contributing 11,045 hours just last year—and we’re always looking for more help! Volunteers range in age from twelve to retired.
The Friends started as a support group in 1953 to help furnish a reading room for the library. Fund-raising was initially accomplished with yearly book sales. These became too popular and unwieldy to handle. In 1991, the Friends opened the Booktique, a used bookstore. Books are donated to the store and it is staffed by volunteers.