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Friends

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Friends of the Library (FoL) is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to supplement the library’s annual budget for materials, programs, and literacy initiatives in the local community.

 

President
Katie Scherer

Treasurer
Stephene Norwood

Secretary
Kelly Caliendo

Used Book Sale Co-Chairs
Kathy Lawson
Lori Gapinski

Community Mailing Chair
Maria McCormick

Publicity Chair
Kamiah Walker

Community Outreach Chair
Sherry Hatlestad

The Friends hold several fund-raising used book sales throughout the year and welcome book donations for these sales.

When you are at the library, visit the Used Book Nook to browse a limited selection of books available for purchase. Check the Friends’ Facebook page for up-to-date information on pop-up sales. You can also request an appointment to shop during the Friends’ weekly sorting sessions by emailing Kathryn Lawson.

Email Kathryn

FoL Book Sort

July 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

July 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

July 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

July 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

July 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

August 3, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

August 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

August 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

August 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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FoL Book Sort

August 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week.…

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If you have items to donate, please call Dennis McCarthy, Building Engineer, at 630-790-6765 to schedule a drop-off appointment with the Maintenance Department. The Friends accept bagged or boxed

  • quality adult and children’s books in good condition
  • textbooks
  • audiobooks
  • DVDs
  • recent computer games and software
  • music (CDs and albums)

At this time, the Friends cannot accept

  • encyclopedia sets
  • old computer software and manuals
  • weekly magazines
  • damaged, musty, or outdated materials

You can make a donation to the Friends using PayPal or you can write a check, made out to Friends of the Glen Ellyn Library, and either drop it off at the Library Services Desk or mail it to Friends of the Library, in care of Glen Ellyn Public Library.

The Friends offer service opportunities for youth and adult groups

  • sorting books. The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once a week. At the sorting sessions, volunteers look through the donated items recently received and decide if and where they should be shelved. Occasionally, this time is used to organize and prepare for upcoming sales. Sorts are a great opportunity to socialize, chat about books, and help your Library. You don’t need to RSVP, just come when you can and stay as long as you like. Check in with the staff at the Library Services Desk and you will be directed down to the basement.
  • preparing our community mailings. Volunteer to help the Friends send their annual mailing to community households and businesses asking for voluntary contributions, which help fund the library’s collections and typically raise more than $15,000 for the library. Fold the solicitation letter, stuff envelopes, and affix pre-printed mailing labels. Enjoy coffee, snacks, and friendly conversations. Volunteer for any amount of time! Stay for at least an hour and earn a free book coupon redeemable at a future used book sale.
  • working at used book sales. Used book sale shifts are usually two hours and duties include cashiering, stocking bookshelves, and assisting customers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email the Friends or contact the Library Director.

Email the Friends

Making a monetary donation to the Friends of the Library establishes you as a member of the organization for the current calendar year. Your donation will enhance library services and provide increased resources and materials.

Members receive free books, discounts, and special invitations to FoL events, including

  • A free book, CD, DVD, or other regularly priced item of your choice at all of the book sales
  • Advance notice of FOL events, including used book sales, and FoL-sponsored library events, such as the summer social
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