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~ the best little library in Florida ~

Notices: The new hours and days of operation are from 10AM to 4PM, Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri.

The Library is now accepting donations of only the following items: paperbacks, hard and trade back books published since 2016. All donations should be in good condition.

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer librarian, stop by the desk and fill out an application. All librarians must be members of Friends of the Library.

(Activities are required to follow all ORHA policies and procedures for facility usage)
About the
The Library is operated independently under ORHA but receives no funding from ORHA or Oak Run Associates, Ltd.

The Library at Oak Run is the best retirement community private library in the area. Your FREE library card entitles you to borrow books, puzzles, newly released DVD movies (at a small fee per day) and a large selection of two week DVD's. Get your card today!

The Library is managed by the Friends of the Library Board. Its operation depends upon your support of the monthly Saturday Night at the Movies, the Book Sales during the Donut Drop-Ins and on fees for newly released DVD movies.

The Library is run entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are needed in many areas and may also work as Librarians.  Librarian are on duty for 3 hours every other week. New volunteers will be trained and start as substitutes. Sign up to volunteer in the Library.

Library Cards;
Library membership cards are free to all Oak Run residents. Replacement of mutilated or broken cards is also free. Replacement of a lost card is $1.

Library Issues;
Present any Library issues to the Friends of the Library Board. Please contact Peg Edwards at 352-274-9640 or Louise Champagne at 203-464-1732.

Donation Info: The Library will accept the following items.
  • hard and trade back books from 2016 to current
  • paperback books
All items should be in good condition.

Due to space limitations, the Library will NOT accept the following items.
  • audio books
  • DVD's
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • music CDs
  • magazines
  • VHS tapes
  • religious books
  • spiritual life books
  • medical type books
  • dictionaries
  • text books
  • investing books
  • booklets from appliances or small cooking machines
If you have any questions about the books we will accept, please ask the librarians.

Friends of
the Library:
The Friends of the Library (FOL) organization supports the library.

Become a member of the Friends of the Library.
Your $5 annual dues help the library obtain new books and materials.
Attend four general membership meetings with presentations, entertainment,
discussions of library activities and refreshments.
Friends may become part of the volunteer team of librarians.

Friends of the Library Board
Vice Pres.
Peg Edwards
Louise Champagne
Donna Steen
Yvonne Roberts
Brenda O'Brien
Sue Laviana

 FOL Meetings
 1st Friday of February, April, October, and December
(unless on a holiday} at 1:00 PM in the Orchid Club.

(check the ORHA Events Schedule or TV Ch-12 for last minute changes)
Hours of
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

The library will be closed on these observed holidays: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The library will also close at Noon on the four Fridays when the FOL meeting is held.

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A maximum of four older books and classic DVDs may be borrowed during any visit for 2 weeks with a one-time renewal.  Two new books (less than 9 months old, may be borrowed for 2 weeks with no renewal.

The late fee is 10 cents per day. Lost or damaged books are $30 and replacement cost for any other item.

Newer DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week. There is no limit on the quantity of DVDs that can be borrowed during any visit. A $2 deposit is required for newer DVDs with $1 returned when the DVD is returned on time. The late fee is $1 per day.

All Paperback books and Jigsaw Puzzles have been donated. They may be borrowed and returned in a timely manner when you are finished with them. Up to ten Paperbacks and an unlimited number of Jigsaw Puzzles can be borrowed during any visit.

of Events:
All events are at the Orchid Club unless noted.

(check the ORHA Events Schedule or TV Ch-12 for last minute changes)

Book Sales are held the 2nd Saturday of each month, except in January, from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Movie Night 4th Saturday of each month, except in May and November (3rd Saturday), at 7:00PM with no December movie.