Oak View Branch

Oak View Branch

17251 Oak Lane

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: (714) 375-5068

Fax: (714) 375-5073

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

Monday 9 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 9 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday CLOSED


Library Facts

The Oak View Branch Library was established in June 3,1995 as part of a collective effort to bring books and services closer to the predominately Latinx and low-income Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach. Built in a portable unit in the parking lot of the Oak View Elementary School, the Oak View Branch Library began with a modest collection of 5,000 books and a space of approximately 1,880 square feet. Shortly thereafter, services such as computers, children’s storytimes, and the Homework Club were added, and along with Literacy classes, have become staple resources to families in the Oak View community. 

In response to the success and high-demand for books following its opening, the Oak View Branch Library launched the Reading for Success campaign, and in just one year, doubled its collection and added new computers for the Oak View community. In 1997, the City secured a grant to add another portable unit, expanding the library’s size with an additional 1,960 square feet bringing much needed space for the library’s ever-growing users, literacy program, homework help, and story times. 

Since its opening and subsequent expansion, the Oak View Branch has steadily extended its hours of service, and is currently open for the community Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Oakview Branch Library’s collection has tripled in size, numbering at over 14,000 items, with 10 percent of the collection in Spanish. In addition to books, collection items include DVDs, magazines, and hotspots.


Computers, Internet & Printing

Adult Programs

 

The basic services include: tutoring for adult learners, computer assisted learning, citizenship classes, and Reading Lab Program for 1st and 2nd graders English Language Learners at Oak View Elementary School. 

Adult learners in the program learn to speak, understand, read and write English and how to read with their children.

Children's Programs

Teen Programs

Used Book Sales

We offer a used book sale with mostly children’s books in English and in Spanish.



Volunteer Opportunities

Oak View is a low-income Latino community, just blocks from the Central Library. Half the parents in Oak View cannot read or write well in their native language. 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!

  • Homework Club Tutor
  • Story Time and Read Aloud (S.T.A.R.)
  • Literacy Tutor for adults
  • Library Helper (shelving and straightening library materials)

Volunteer opportunities are available every day of the week, including Saturdays, with flexible schedules and are a great way to connect, learn something new, have fun, and help someone who needs you! Please contact the library for details.

For questions about our adult volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator. You can also fill out an adult volunteer application and drop it off at the library.

 

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Did you know?


Did you know the Historic Resources Board has organized a Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Huntington Beach? Pick up your walking tour brochure today on the 3rd floor of City Hall! Check out the Historic Huntington Beach webpage for more information!

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