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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 will benefit 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.  

Contact the Friends of the Park Ridge Library at


Help Us Help the Library

We will be sharing news soon about our revamped Book Sales.

Until then, consider joining the Friends of the Library.

We'd love to have you! 


We are not accepting donations of books or other materials at this time.

Please check back for further information. 



book_nook_shelfThe Book Nook

While the Library is open for only Grab & Go browsing, our Book Nook will remain closed. We look forward to reopening with a great inventory of books and magazines; please check back when the Library returns to a normal operating schedule.





amazon-smile-530x325Support Us While You Shop Online!

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.