Located in the town of Oakland, the main branch of the Ruth Enlow Library serves as a hub of activity within the community. Residents and visitors come to the library for print, non-print, and electronic resources. The library offers books, magazines, videos, DVDs, books on tape and on CD, wireless internet, and online databases. Ten computers are available for public use, with Internet access and word processing software. Another computer with adaptive technologies for disabled users also is available, as well as two children’s computers and one for teens equipped with games.
Adult, children, and teen programs provide enrichment to local residents and visitors. Story hours, two children’s book clubs, StoryTails: Children Reading to Dogs, Summer Reading Club, and events for home-schooled children and their parents are held regularly. The library schedules periodic adult programs of interest as well.
The Oakland Library has a genealogy section equipped with a digital microfilm reader/printer and a collection of local newspapers on microfilm, as well as a part-time genealogy specialist to assist patrons with research.