There are several ways to assist the library. The three main ways to help are:
Established in 1983, the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports special library projects in the Thousand Oaks Library. Serving as the major recipient for monetary donations to the library, the Foundation has provided funding for hard-to-find or costly library materials and equipment. Projects of the Foundation include:
the establishment of the videocassette and DVD rental program
the Special Collections department
Since its inception, the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation has raised over $1.5 million in support of the libraries.
Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library provides financial support for enhancements to library collections, sponsors special educational and cultural programs, and provides volunteer assistance where needed. The Friends were the primary fundraisers for the Children's Mural, the grand piano and the saltwater aquarium. They sponsor the popular Used Book Sales, the Bestseller Rental Book Collection, the Friendly Book Discussion group, Summer Reading Club programs, Author appearances, and the Courtyard Serenade music series. The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library is a major sponsor of the “One City, One Book, Thousand Oaks Reads” events premiering in Fall, 2007. The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library is a non-profit organization, made up entirely of volunteers, who are committed to promoting and enhancing the Thousand Oaks Library System. For more information about the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, please visit: http://www.ftol.org.
Each month approximately 100 volunteers contribute their time and energy to various activities within the library. Assignments range from patron registration to children's programs assistance. Both the library and the volunteer are enriched through this interaction.
Applications for volunteer service may be obtained in the Grant R. Brimhall Library's Administration Offices, the Newbury Park Branch Library, or by clicking here.