Friends of the Library


The Friends are NOT currently accepting donations. We will start accepting donations again starting on April 1.


Membership costs $10.00. Applications are available at the Main Library Welcome Desk. 

Members have free admission to all book sales. They also receive The Friendly Leaf, the Friends newsletter about upcoming events, projects, and announcements.

About the Friends

The Friends have been a library affiliate for more than 60 years. They provide furnishings, materials, and equipment through fundraising events like used book sales. 

The Friends sponsor the Summer Reading and Winter Reading programs. Their contributions have totaled nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the Library District in the last decade.

Call us with any questions: 847-907-3600 x149

Upcoming Book Sales

To be announced.

Sale Guidelines


  • Friends members – No charge
  • Non-members – $5 admission


  • Free admission


  • Free admission
  • Bargain day. All items are half price.

No electronic devices allowed. No strollers allowed in the sale rooms. Books set aside must be purchased.