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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.  



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



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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.