Naming Opportunities through the Library Foundation

The Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization, offers a program that allows you to make a financial donation in exchange for naming a piece of the library for yourself or a loved one. A variety of the library’s furniture and meeting spaces are available. Nameable items range from the end panel of a bookshelf to the library building itself. A plaque will be permanently affixed to the item of your choosing in exchange for a financial contribution. Naming opportunities are as follows:


Outdoor benches $500 each Preschool Area $50,000
Adult Area Study Carrels $500 each Youth Program Room $50,000
Youth Area End Panels $2,500 each Library Lobby $50,000
Adult Area End Panels $2,500 each Internet Room $50,000
Circulation Desk $10,000 Meeting Rooms $50,000
Youth Information Desk $10,000 Boardroom $50,000
Adult Study Room #1 $25,000 Young Adult Area $250,000
Adult Study Room #2 $25,000 Youth Services Department $500,000
Adult Study Room #3 $25,000 Main Reading Room $1,000,000
Youth Study Room $25,000 Building $5,000,000


Examples of named items already in place at the library:

The Stenzels, who memorialized their relatives with a library bench.

above: Paige Stenzel, Granddaughter
Abbiegail Stenzel, Great granddaughter
Garold Stenzel, Son
Grant Stenzel, Grandson
Jennifer Stenzel, Granddaughter-in-law
Zach Stenzel, Great Grandson

The Slezaks and Newtons, who memorialized their relatives with a library bench.

above: Bobby Slezak, Grandson
Tony Slezak,  Grandson
Mathew Slezak, Great Grandson
Lindsay Slezak, Granddaughter-in-law
Josiah Slezak, Great Grandson
Katie Newton, Granddaughter
Marge Slezak, Daughter
Bill Newton, Grandson-in-law

The Ray Cliff family poses at the booths named for their grandchildren.

The Julien family stands with the self-checkout machine they donated to the library. The purchase, made in August 2007, honors Rogerta Julien.

Anne Kramer, Bryan Webster and Judy Webster stand at the Information Desk, which they had named in memory of their father and husband, Jack Webster. Not pictured: Scott Webster