Friends of the Library

The Friends is a 501c3 organization that raises money for the library and promotes the library. They generate financial support through fundraising events and membership dues. Membership contributions are tax deductible and eligible for employer matching. Contact the Friends at 708-795-8000 ext. 3096, by email at, on Facebook, or join today! One of the benefits of joining is a punch card for 12 free books from the book sale:

Member's Punch Card Example

The Friends primary fundraiser is the ongoing book sale, which was put on hold in 2020 but is about to be revitalized.  Donations of gently used books and DVDs are now being accepted. We do not accept magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, or CDs. The Friends have a minimum of four meetings per year and host programs that complement the library's mission. Learn more in the latest newsletter.

Current Board

Mary Drenth -- President
Christine Lojewski -- Vice-President
Erika Corona-Owens -- Secretary
Karin Nangreave -- Treasurer
Patrice Murtha -- Membership
Beverly Applebaum -- Book Sale
Nora Laureto -- Member-at-Large
Tammy Sheedy -- Library Director
-- Library Liaison