Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Oak Harbor Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization of patrons who believe that a dynamic library is a crucial factor in our community's vitality. Through volunteer efforts, membership dues, book sales, and other fund raising activities, the friends support the Summer Reading Club and sponsor programs and services that otherwise might not be available at the library. You are invited to join the Friends of the Library. Memberships are available at the main desk.  Ask library director about volunteer opportunities.

Library History

The Oak Harbor Public Library, established in 1908 by the Oak Harbor Literary and Social Club, is a municipal library serving the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District. The library operates under a board of trustees; seven members who are appointed by the mayor of Oak Harbor.  For a detailed history of the Oak Harbor Public Library, please click here.

Hours & Location

Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday*:  1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

*Closed all Sundays between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend
Sunday hours resume the Sunday after Labor Day weekend


Memorials and Gifts

A gift to the Oak Harbor Public Library is a meaningful way to honor a loved one which benefits the whole community. Whether given as a memorial, a recognition of a happy occasion, or an expression of honor and esteem, a gift to the library is a satisfying way to remember someone special.

The Oak Harbor Public Library also invites you to share your love of reading and support your local library by adopting a magazine. You can help by making a full or partial donation towards the subscription cost of a specific magazine for a one year period.


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