Oak View Branch

17251 Oak LaneOak View Branch

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: (714) 375-5068

Fax: (714) 375-5073

Hours

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat, Sun: Closed

Oak View Branch is located adjacent to Oak View Elementary school.

Storytimes

Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime (for ages 2 to 4) Fridays at 10:00am
Saturdays (with crafts) at 10:30 am (Open on Saturdays for storytime only)
******There will not be a storytime on Friday, Dec 26th******

S.T.A.R. Read-Aloud (for all ages) Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Afterschool Storytime is temporary being offered every Wednesday at 1 pm

Computers & Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi is available.
  • 15 cents per page for black and white laser printing from the Computer Lab.
  • 15 cents per page for black and white photocopies from the photocopy machine.
  • Computer Lab is open Mon-Thur from 10:15am to 6:45pm; and Fri. from 9:15am to 4:45pm..
  • Computers with Internet and Microsoft Office are available to the Library cardholders for up to 2 hours free per day.
  • Non-cardholders may use a Guest Station for 30 minutes per day.

Support Oak View Programs

Chess Club

Children are invited to play chess every Friday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. New players may join on the first Friday of each month.

Used Book Sales

Oak View has an on-going book sale, mostly children's titles and bilingual English/Spanish used books.

If you wish to make a donation, please call (714) 375-5068.

Homework Assistance Program

The Library provides a quiet and safe place for students to receive free assistance with homework and with special projects. The "Homework Club" is open to students from kindergarten to high school who fill out application forms.

Homework Club Program temporary hours are:
Mondays 2:30-5:30pm
Tuesday 2:30-5:30 pm
Wednesdays 1:30-5:30 pm
Thursdays 2:30-5:30 pm


Tutors who are volunteers assist in the Program. Currently, we are accepting volunteers.

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you can read this, you can help someone learn to read…Oak View is a low-income Latino community, just blocks from Central Library. Half the parents in Oak View cannot read or write in their native tongue. Fewer than 10% know how to read in English. They would like to help their children learn to read and succeed, but many of them don't know how. Here's what you can do… Become a volunteer!

If you are interested, you may download an applicationAdobe PDF File and contact Claudia Locke at (714) 375-5068.

Homework Assistance
Help children with their homework after school.
Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 2:00pm - 5:00 pm; Wed 12:30pm - 4:30pm.


Shelving library books
You will receive training on how to shelve books and assist library patrons at the Circulation Desk. It’s a great way to gain valuable work experience in a lively, fast-paced environment.
Mon.-Thurs. 10:00am - 7:00pm. Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

S.T.A.R. Program (Story Telling and Reading)
Share the joy of reading with a child or a group of children. It only takes an hour of your time once a month (aunts, uncles or anyone that likes to read is welcome)! Tue. & Fri. 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Volunteer opportunities available every day of the week, including Saturdays, with flexible schedules! Great way to connect, learn something new, have fun, and help someone who needs you! Call today!

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Family Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of America-Huntington Valley (LVA-HV) has been helping adults in the community develop basic literacy skills since 1984. LVA-HV is based at the Huntington Beach Central Library.

The Family Literacy Program based at Oak View Branch Library is a vital part of LVA-HV's literacy efforts in the Community. The Family Literacy Program offers tutoring for parents and special family storytimes to help young children develop a love of reading before they enter school. Trained volunteers meet with parents to help them develop English Literacy and help them learn to read with their children in English.

The Family Literacy Program offers Tutor Training Workshops three times each year to prepare volunteers to tutor adults. We invite you to help adults gain English skills. Tutors work one on one or in small groups with parents who are learning to read, write and speak English. Tutors volunteer once a week for 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Amy Crepeau at (714) 375-5104

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Library Facts

Oak View Branch Library is the newest branch library opened in the City of Huntington Beach. It opened its door on June 3rd, 1995. At the beginning, the Branch was only open 20 hours per week. In October 1995, its hours were increased to 30 hours per week to be able to provide more services to the community. Starting October 2001, Oak View Branch Library opens 44 hours per week.

Oak View Branch started its collection with less than 5,000 books (children and adults). Most of the books and equipment we started with were donated. By the end of 1996, the collection had increased to 7,700 items. Currently our book collection has 22,000 items. Approximately 10% of the total collection is in Spanish language. The collection includes children and adult's books, magazines, newspapers and children's books on tape.

Oak View Branch Library offers a variety of services and programs. Most of them are provided free of charge.

Services

  • Magazines & newspaper collection.
  • Reference & circulating book collection.
  • Children's books on tape collection.
  • English as a Second Language & Citizenship books on tape collection.
  • Information and reference services.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish staff provides referrals to other services/agencies in the community.

Donations of gently used children's or adults books are always welcome!

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