Support the Library


The Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library has been able to provide select resources and program activities through grant funding such as the Chess Mates workshop series, a Black History Month Concert, Music to Eat Chocolate By opera performance, library furniture, and book collection development support.  In addition, the Library has been able to initiate the *Oakland Park Historical Archives Preservation Project.  These resources and programs, including this project has been funded under the provisions of the State Aid to Libraries Grant program, which is administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.      


We need your support.

Since its founding in 1958, thanks to the initiative of the Oakland Park Woman’s Club, the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library is proud to continue the mission of meeting the educational, cultural, and recreational information needs of our community.   In partnership with the Friends of the Library, and with business and patron support, we have done so in a manner that ensures top quality, progressive service and convenient access to our diverse population.

Through the years, the Library has impacted the lives of young and old alike by providing quality cost-free resources and innovative programming including the American Red Cross Babysitting/CPR for teens, Rockin’ Reading Buddies Read Out Loud, Tales for Tots storytime, Career Online High School Diploma, adult computer classes, homework help, Super Science Squad for youth, computer and Wi-Fi internet access, eBooks, foreign language learning and feature films through Mango, and many other online databases.

Naturally, the growth and development of our Library has been enhanced through community support. Ongoing financial support through our Founders program is essential to the continued success of the projects which make this Library special.  We need your support.

By becoming a Founder as an individual, business or organization with your contribution of $500 or more, you will be honored and recognized for helping to create excellence in our Library.  You will also be acknowledged among an elite group with a personally inscribed tile on our Founders Wall Mural proudly displayed in our lobby.  All donations are tax-deductible and directly benefit the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library.

It is through you that our Library will continue to empower, engage, and energize children and adults in our community through new and dynamic programs, services, and resources.  Know that your donation is an investment that will have a direct and positive local impact in and around the City of Oakland Park.

We wholeheartedly thank you for your consideration and support!