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You may experience problems requesting items from the catalog. For help please call Library Staff during open hours at 847-358-5881, x100.

Friends of the Library

Donations

The Friends accept gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and related materials. Thank you!

Donate items at the Main Library during open hours. Curbside pickup is available for large donations on the last Saturday of every month from 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Membership

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: 847-358-5881 x149

Upcoming Book Sales

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 19, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 20, 2018
9:30am - 3:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Sale Guidelines

Fridays

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

Saturdays

  • Free admission

Sundays

  • 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.