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Ocean Pines Branch

Friends of the Ocean Pines Library Branch (FOPL)

Download our Membership Application.

Goals of FOPL
1.To Maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries.
2.To assist the library in developing programs to meet current community needs.
3.To assist in promoting knowledge of and participation in library programs.
4.To aid in providing funds to meet special library needs.
5.To provide a channel for individuals and organizations to express ideas and make suggestions for library use and services.
6.To stimulate gifts of books, magazines, desirable collections, endowments, and bequests


The Friends of the Ocean Pines Library recently purchased a plaque to honor donations made in memory of a family member or friend.

The Friends organization will add an inscribed plate for each individual in whose name memorial donations are made. Checks should be made payable to: Friends of the Ocean Pines Library. Please enclose a note clarifying in whose memory the donation is being made.

Monday, June 12, 2017 / Monday, October 16, 2017
10 AM (Come at 9:30 for social time)
Place: Ocean Pines Library meeting room

Volunteer Opportunities
The Friends of the Ocean Pines Library sponsors several volunteer programs that are of vital importance to the library. We could use your help if you have a couple of hours a week to spare. We invite you to join us.
  • Shelving - Get in touch with your inner Dewey. Shelve returned books and other library items.
    Time commitment: 2 hours weekly. Comprehensive training provided.

  • Telephoning Patrons - Call patrons to let them know their requested items are in and available for pick-up.
    Time commitment: 1.5 to 2 hours weekly.

  • Backroom Gang - Sort and store donated books in preparation for our annual book sale.
    Time commitment: 2 hours weekly.

  • Annual Book Fair - work as a rover, checker, or cashier. Help set up and take down.
    Time commitment: 2+ hours the last weekend in July (Friday, Saturday or Monday)

  • Publicity - To write articles, to include pictures, about FOPL activities for submission to local newspapers.
    Time commitment: As needed.

  • Programs - To find interesting speakers for FOPL membership meetings twice a year.
    Time commitment: As needed.

  • Board Member - Officers for the FOPL change every two years; this requires attending an FOPL board meeting once a month, except August.

Contact Information
Sharon Puser, President Telephone: (410) 208-3032 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Eileen Leonhart, Vice-President, Telephone: (410) 208-1032
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Visit the main Friends of the Library page.