The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library (FOPLA) is a fundraising group that works to support and promote the services of Ottawa Public Library. Run by dedicated volunteers, FOPLA helps Ottawa Public Library meet its goal of creating a strong library community in Ottawa.
FOPLA supports OPL through fundraising and advocacy; they raise funds primarily through five bookstores, more than 20 self-serve book shelves, and specialty sales including their popular monthly Mammoth Sale.*
*Currently only eight of the FOPLA book stores are operating. More information here.
FOPLA is proud to provide over $250,000 annually to the Ottawa Public Library for services and materials not covered by the municipal budget.
All library customers are welcome to join FOPLA through annual membership ($20 per Individual), or as part of their growing volunteer team. FOPLA is always looking for new, enthusiastic friends to help support their fundraising efforts. Volunteering with FOPLA is also an excellent way for secondary students to complete the 40 hours of community involvement required to graduate in Ontario. For more information on FOPLA, or to complete a volunteer application, please go to www.fopla-aabpo.ca.
Did you know that books donated at OPL branches are sent to FOLPA for their fundraising efforts?