ABOUT OUR LIBRARY
In 1911, after the state of California passed a law requiring counties to establish free libraries, a library branch was opened in what was then called Fresno Flats...which became “Oakhurst” in 1912.
The Oakhurst Branch Library is part of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) which houses 113 branch libraries in nine different counties from Mariposa to Kern County. A library card holder can check out a book at any one of these locations and return it to any other location within the SJVLS. A library patron can request books from other libraries within the system and it will be sent to the library of their choice.
On the Madera County website, www.maderacountylibrary.org, countless on-line resources and services are offered. Visit the site for upcoming events at our libraries or to request a book or other materials. You also can place a book on hold, and even extend your loan date.
The Oakhurst Library has a wide selection of reading materials, both fiction and non-fiction. It offers books, books on CD, music on CD, DVD’s, e-books, books on local and California history, magazines, and newspapers. The library has Internet resources subscribed through the Madera County Library database, including ChiltonLibrary.com, Auto Repair, 3M Cloud library, EBSCO Host, eResources, and your Community Resources Directory.
We are so proud of our newly remodeled and enlarged SUE RHU CHILDREN’S ROOM featuring:
1 Five AWE Children’s Education Computers
2. Newly furnished Pre School area and KIWANIS KIDS CORNER
3. Children’s Reading Room - and cheerful, colorful walls.
The paperback exchange allows cardholders and non-cardholders the ability to borrow paperback books. Simply tell the Librarian how many you are taking and return them when finished. Magazines provided by others in the community can be exchanged as well.
LIBRARY STAFF: Dale Rushing-Branch Manager, Donna Townsend, Leilani Cummings, Sandy Scholnick....extra help: Waunetta Fuchs, Rhonda Piume, Kim Hibbins, Joan Wandell, and Crystal Pike - "on loan" from the North Fork Library
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS: Jean Bierfreund, Carolyn Campbell, John Cross, Crystal Cuelho, Edward Estes, Peggy Foster, Merline Gillette, Deborah Giron, Sally Jeans, Evon Kruse, John Livergood, Ronnie Lopez, Janice Matthews, Michele Mertens, Sara Robison, Bruce Yomtob
Library cards are free
If you have one, use it often!