The Western Springs Library Friends is a volunteer organization that supports the activities of the Library through fundraising and other work. Volunteers serve by working at book sales, hosting at sponsored library programs, and joining the Friends board.
How the Friends Help
Among the programs helped by the support of the Friends are many children’s author and character programs, the film discussions, summer reading programs for all ages, and the Friday at the Ford concert series. Funds from the Friends help the library staff purchase equipment, furniture, and materials. They also offer scholarships for community members seeking library profession educations.
Book Sales and Memberships
The two primary sources of funds for the Friends are its semi-annual book sales and its annual dues from
membership. The book sales take place on weekends in April and October. A variety of annual memberships are available:
- Individual ($10)
- Family ($25)
- Sustaining ($35)
- Patron ($50)
- Benefactor ($100)
- Life Member ($500)
Click here for a membership form. Forms to join the Western Springs Library Friends are also available at the Circulation Desk.
Book and Media Donations
You may donate books and media for the sale at any time of the year. The Friends accept donations of books, music, and videos; please note that they can not use textbooks, badly damaged books, magazines, or home made videos.
Boxes or bags of donations may be left in or near the Friends’ bin near the elevator on the entry level. Ask at the Circulation Desk if you need assistance or wish to get a form for your tax returns.
Friends’ Board Meetings
The Friends’ Board meets five times a year on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, September, and November. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and generally last one hour. All are welcome to attend.