Friends of the Library


Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs are gratefully accepted.
We do not take donations of VHS, cassette tapes, encyclopedias, or magazines.

The Friends does not accept book donations during the week of a Used Book Sale.

Book Nook

Buy gently used and discarded Library books for your personal bookshelf at heavily discounted prices with our Friends of the Library used Book Nook located in the Meeting Room hallway. Stop by during Library hours to browse through fiction and nonfiction titles, comics, CDs, DVDs, and more. 

Put your payment in the cash box before leaving. For more information call 847-907-3600, x149, or email

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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

June Used Book Sale
Friday, June 21, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friends’ members – No charge
Non-members – $5

Saturday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission.

Sunday, June 23, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Bargain day.
All items are half price!

FOL now accepts credit cards at the sale. 

Curbside Drop-Offs

Last Saturday of every month, except June and December

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM