Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Library are accepting book donations. We do not take donations of VHS tapes or magazines.


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

February Used Book Sale

  • Friday, February 11, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    • Members get in free! Non-member $5.00
  • Saturday, February 12, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    • Free admission
  • Sunday, February 13, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
    • Free admission
    • Bargain day. All items are half price!

Curbside Drop-Offs

Saturdays, 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 25