Friends of the Library

If you have energy, enthusiasm, and a couple of hours to donate to your Library, we need you! The Friends of the Library group is searching for new members with fresh ideas to support the Library and our various programs and services. For additional information, please call the Library at 708.687.3700 or send an email to the Friends of the Library at

Download the Membership Application.

The Friends are a volunteer group dedicated to enhancing the quality of our Library by providing materials, services, and programming not funded by the budget. From special furniture, to technology, to programs for our youngest patrons, the Friends work hard to ensure that our Library serves our community at the highest level. Your membership is important to our success and enables the Friends to serve the entire community in a very meaningful way.

Help the Friends

There are many ways you can support the Friends of the Library. You can join them for the following rates:

  • $5.00: Individuals
  • $10.00: Family
  • $25.00: Business

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You can also volunteer your time to help out with the Friends Book Store or with other activities. In addition, the Friends are always looking for donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs to sell from their bookstore, which is located on the upper level of the Library near the Reference Desk.

Friends Book Store

The Friends Book Store is located on the Library's upper level. The Book Store stocks used books and other materials that are available at great suggested donated prices—generally $1.00 for hardbacks and trade paperbacks and $0.50 for mass-market paperbacks.