IT Coordinator & Webmaster
Host of Monday Night Walk-In Technology Help Sessions
The Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library Board is elected from the membership at the annual meeting each September. Terms are three (3) years long. The Friends Board meets monthly on the third Monday in the Library.
- Margaret Blount, President (9/2015)
- Ann Barbour, Vice President (9/2015)
- Larry Baker, Treasurer/Book Sale (9/2016)
- John Pelegrino, Corresponding Secretary/Social Media (9/2017)
- Roxanne Plater, Friends Shop (9/2016)
- Melissa Kaunelis, Membership & Publicity/Newsletter (9/2017)
- Lyndsay Sloan, Recording Secretary & Publicity/Newsletter (9/2016)
- Jenni Beljak, Member-at-Large (9/2015)
- Kathleen Marcaccio, Member-at-Large (9/2015)
- Vanessa Salliotte, Member-at-Large (9/2016)
- Mary Beer, Member-at-Large (9/2017)
- Beth Sowulewski, Member-at-Large (9/2017)
Royal Oak Public Library Board is composed of nine (9) trustees, appointed by the Mayor. Responsible to the City Commission, the Library Board has direct responsibility for administration of the Library through adoption of policies, long range planning, development of the library budget, oversight of library finances and employment and evaluation of the library director. The Library Board meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium.
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If you are searching for great novels, a title to dazzle your book group, or a place to share your thoughts on an author you’ve just discovered, Readers Corner is the place for you. Library staffers have pulled together a number of resources to help you navigate the wonderful world of books. This is where you can browse lists of new library titles; find our handy book-kits-to-go; discover the monthly choices of the Library’s two book discussion groups; andenjoy book reviews and recommendations. And, of course, you can also view the book blog to discover what ROPL staff find interesting. In fact, library staffers are avid readers (as well as listeners of downloadable and CD books), so we’re anxious to hear from you.
And when you visit the library, don't forget to check out the lists of book suggestions compiled by the staff's librarians. They are in binders on the reference shelf behind the adult reference desk on the main floor. Browse them for recommended reads, prize-winners and titles arranged by theme and/or genre.
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The Youth Services Department is located on the lower level of the library, accessible by stairs or elevator. We serve infants through sixth grade. Librarians who specialize in serving youth are available to help you at all times. Our goal is to make your library visit a successful one. We will do our best to help you find what you need.
What you'll find in the Children's Department:
- A Youth Services Librarian specializing in your child's interests and reading level.
- Year-round programming.
- Computers for all ages.
- Quiet study rooms.
- Educational toys and games.
- Same floor restrooms including a family restroom.
In the downtown business district, the Royal Oak Public Library is located in southern Royal Oak at 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, near the corner of Eleven Mile and Main Street. Its front door, on the south side, opens across the green from city hall and the police station. It is easily accessible from several principal routes including Woodward Avenue, I-75 and I-696.
The Library is open 56 hours per week, Monday through Saturday.
Note: The public computers shut off 15 minutes before close.
- Monday & Wednesday | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Tuesday & Thursday | 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Friday - Saturday | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Sunday | Closed