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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Us Help the Library
Mark Your Calendar for the Fall Book Sale
Come join us for great bargains on books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more. We offer recent bestselling novels and thrillers, children’s books, cookbooks to tempt all appetites, and gorgeous art and coffee table books. DVDs run the gamut from feature films and TV series to exercise, travel, and kid’s entertainment. Other offerings include history, humor, self-help, classic literature, biography, and graphic novels. In addition, quilted bookmarks make a great gift!
Friday, November 8, 4-7 p.m.: Exclusive Friends members’ preview
Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Open sale
Sunday, November 10, 12-2 p.m.: Half-price sale
This sale is dedicated to Richard and Dorothy DuSold
in recognition of their more than 40 years of commitment to the Friends.
Are your bookshelves overflowing? We’d love to take your donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs. Simply drop them off at the Patron Services desk in the library. Our volunteers will carefully sort through them to find the best items for our sales and the Book Nook. (Please note: We do NOT take VHS tapes, audiocassettes, textbooks, pamphlets, or damaged books (torn covers or pages, water damage, mold, etc.)
Shop the Book Nook - Deals to Be Found, Year Round
If you just can’t wait for the next big sale, visit the Friends’ Book Nook on the second floor of the library outside of the Quiet Reading Room. The shelves are restocked every week with new books, DVDs audiobooks and magazines available at bargain prices.
Support Us While You Shop
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 smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3931889; or
Type in smile.amazon.com on the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
Bookmarking the Friends link or smile.amazon.com can make it easy to return and shop again. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.