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Friends of the Library

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.

In 2019, funds raised benefited several areas of the Library. Money raised provides prizes for adult, teen, and children reading clubs; allows for the purchase licenses for feature and classic films that are shown free throughout the year; funds the book discussion groups picnic; sponsors the ScribbleMonster concert; and purchased the playhouse for the Children's Early Literacy Play Area.  

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


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NOTE: Due to public health officials' guidelines, the Library building is currently closed to the public. We look forward to re-opening the Book Sale as soon as the Library is open to the public again.


The Friends of the Library has "set up shop" in the Quiet Reading Room on the second floor of the Library. Stop in and browse!

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

A twist on the sale: payment for your items can be made via a dropbox outside the doors of the Quiet Reading Room. This will eliminate the need for Friends’ volunteers to staff the sale, instead we’ll rely on an honor system.


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Do you shop regularly on Amazon? Did you know that 0.5% of most of your shopping now can support the Friends at no cost to you? There are two ways you can access AmazonSmile:

Use the Friends' unique AmazonSmile link at; or  

Type in on the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

Bookmarking the Friends link or can make it easy to return and shop again. On your first visit to, simply select Friends of the Park Ridge Library from the list of charitable organizations before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.