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Friends of the Library




The Friends of the Library raised more than $6,000 at their Fall Book Sale.

Thank you to all who stopped by to shop!


About the Friends

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to the support of the Library.  Through an annual membership drive and several large book sales, the Friends raise money for special programs, collections and services that enhance the Library and benefit the community.  Each year the Friends contribute more than $15,000 to the Library.

Funds raised benefit several areas of the Library, including prizes for adult, teen, and children reading clubs; the purchase of licenses for feature and classic films that are shown free throughout the year; funds the book discussion groups picnic; special performances like the ScribbleMonster concert; and interactive items like the playhouse for the Children's Early Literacy play area.  



The Friends accept donations of new and gently used books, board games, and puzzles in their donation dropbox located behind the Library, near the staff parking area. 


Help Us Help the Library


Need a great gift idea? Make a friend, a Friend! Purchase a Friends membership for yourself or a friend using the form accessible on the "Join the Friends" link below:

Contact the Friends of the Park Ridge Library at




book_sale_2024_savedateDon't miss next year's Book Sales!

Become a member now and you'll get a mailed reminder about the sale, an invitation to the Members Only Preview Night, and a coupon redeemable at the upcoming sale.