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

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

November 22, 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type on Public Calendar: Book Sales
Event Description:
November 22-24. Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Bargain day. All items are half price! Guidelines for Sale Days Choose from a wide assortment of like-new donated items! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

November 23, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type on Public Calendar: Book Sales
Event Description:
November 22-24. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Bargain day. All items are half price! Guidelines for Sale Days Choose from a wide assortment of like-new donated items! S...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

November 24, 2019
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type on Public Calendar: Book Sales
Event Description:
November 22-24. 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. All items are half price! ...

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.