Educational Institutions

OAK LAWN LIBRARY FRIENDS INC

  • Dallas, TX
  • https://oak-lawn-library.com

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library supports the Oak Lawn Public Library through its advocacy, financial support, volunteer aid and program sponsorship. The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library also affirms this branch library as a basic government service, which provides access through resources and programs that educate, enrich, entertain, and inform every member of our Oak Lawn community.

Main Programs

  1. Monthly art show

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Service Areas

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Texas

The Oak Lawn Library Friends supports the Oak Lawn Library which is a branch of the Dallas Public Library System. Our service area includes about 50,000 diverse people.

ruling year

2014

President since 2015

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Eddie Ortega

Vice President since 2015

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Stan Aten

Keywords

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LGBQT, immigrants, children, elderly, homeless, everyday people

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EIN

75-2616386

Also Known As

OLLF

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Monthly art show

Our organization coordinates monthly art shows for local artists.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$300.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    • Increase public awareness of the library's diverse resources and services
    • Inform government leaders of the need for adequate library funding
    • Promotes the branch library volunteer needs and its programs through a regularly published newsletter
    • Underwrite children's programs for the summer reading program, seasonal reading program and other times during the year.
    • Contribute materials and equipment to the Children's area
    • Purchase books and materials for the Oak Lawn Library's collection
    • Contribute office supplies and furnishings to enhance the library for the public.
    • Sponsor diverse programs of interest to the community.
    • Fund exhibits and cultural displays.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To accomplish our goals, we use a website, Facebook page & attendance at community events to increase awareness of our organization and the needs of the Oak Lawn Library of the Dallas Public Library.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We are growing our membership to increase our ability to support our library branch. We have embarked on a new membership recruiting campaign for the summer and fall of 2015.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    This past year we worked to increase library staffing and hours funded by the city of Dallas. This was the biggest increase in the library system budget in a number of years.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are working to increase the number of programs and funding for our branch library. Our new focus area is LGBTQ teens and seniors.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The Oak Lawn Library Friends supports the Oak Lawn Library which is a branch of the Dallas Public Library System. Our service area includes about 50,000 diverse people.

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OAK LAWN LIBRARY FRIENDS INC

Leadership

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President

Eddie Ortega

Vice President

Stan Aten

BIO

Eddie has been volunteering with the library since 2005 when Carol Wells brought him on-board to assist with the annual calendar fundraiser. He became a Board member in the fall of 2011.

When he is not volunteering at OLLF, he is the CEO of Baby B'Air and manager of EOCC-INTL. He has a Microsoft certification and is an experienced and skilled computer technician and network administrator. Baby B'Air manufactures safety vests for lap kids on airplanes and is sold to proud parents world-wide.

Eddie is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. His major core courses were focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is also a life long Dallas, Texas area resident.

Some of his fond memories of childhood involve trips to the local public library to find a book to check out and take home. He hopes that all children and adults get the opportunity to explore and discover, regardless of their current financial status, just like he did.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eddie Ortega

Oak Lawn Library Friends

Term: Oct 2015 - Sept 2016

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