What is FOPLA? Learn how the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Assocation supports the Ottawa Public Library every year, and how you can get involved.
What FOPLA achieved in 2018 Total revenues of $479,749 (20% greater than budget). 310 volunteers logged over 30,000 volunteer hours. Countless books sorted and sold in library branches and 42,604 books sent to our online bookselling partner, Better World Books. Increased traffic at FOPLA sales events like the monthly Mammoth Sale with a promotion video and advertising. Renewed our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ottawa [...]
We couldn’t be happier to announce that in 2018 we donated $375,000 to the Ottawa Public Library thanks to the support of our loyal customers and dedicated volunteers.
Helen Tweddle, a long-serving and dedicated FOPLA volunteer, was posthumously awarded the Ottawa Public Library’s (OPL) Order of Friendship award on October 9.
2017 was a wonderfully successful year for the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), as we launched a new website, increased our reach in the community, and gave the Ottawa Public Library our largest donation yet of $360,000.
Did you know that in addition to used books, FOPLA also accepts donations of audio visual materials such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, vinyl and audiobooks?