Orange Public Library Foundation

For more than a century, Orange Public Library has been providing essential library services to local residents and businesses. Established in 1885, three years before the City of Orange incorporated, the Orange Public Library system has grown to include the recently constructed and expanded Orange Public Library & History Center and two branch facilities (Taft and El Modena).

The City of Orange Public Library Foundation was established in 1998 as an innovative, collaborative effort by local leaders and municipal officials united by a common goal: To strengthen support for Orange’s public libraries in order to develop an outstanding library system.

OPLF bridges gaps in tax-based funding through the cultivation of public/private partnerships. Its funding ensures that the community’s growing needs for library services and programs are met by developing library support from individuals, businesses, and community organizations.

OPLF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation, and its federal ID number is: 33-0803671.

Teen Laptop Winner


Congratulations Zoe! Zoe attended the 2016-2017 STEAM for Teens programs sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation and Edison International. Teens entered to win this laptop each time they attended one of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math events.

foundation laptop winner
OPLF President Kim Nichols  gives her support to Zoe who will use this laptop to complete her homeschooling assignments.

Little Free Libraries


Eagle Scout Max Lochrie completed his leadership badge in partnership with the Orange Public Library Foundation and Troop 241 by building and installing four Little Free Libraries in our City of Orange parks on Feb. 4th, 2017. You can find a Little Free Library in  El Camino, Killefer, Steve Ambriz and LaVeta Parks. The Little Free Libraries encouage reading by promoting a "Take a book, leave a book" philosophy. OPLF volunteers will maintain the libraries with donations from the public and the Friends of the Orange Public Library as needed. For more
information, please call (714) 288-2470.

 Boy Scouts in front of a small library display.

Library Foundation Donates $14,350


Our Orange Public Library Foundation presented a $14,350 donation to our Library Services Director Dave Curtis at the September 13, 2016 City Council meeting to meet the Library's collection development needs. At the OPLF 2016 Legacy Gala, guests were offered the opportunity to "Raise Your Paddle for Books and Materials". The generous dollar amount coming from OPLF will be used to purchase popular books for the Library’s Adult Nonfiction
collection, such as travel guides, cookbooks, and graphic novels
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Library Foundation presentation to OPL 9-13-16
Pictured: From left to right, Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Collins, Trustee Marva Hitchcock, OPLF Executive Director Linda Cundiff, Library Services Director Dave Curtis, Orange Public Library Foundation members Larry Cohn and Pat Buttress.