Who Are the Friends
The Friends of the Addison Public Library is a nonprofit organization that supports enhancements of collections and services at the library. The Friends plan book sales, activities, and events to raise funds and to encourage the community to use the Addison Public Library.
The group's dues and proceeds from additional fundraising are used to enhance the library's resources and support services that are beyond the library's budget.
In addition to the satisfaction members have of supporting the Addison Public Library, Friends Members will receive free admission to the preview night of the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.
What Do the Friends Do
- Annual Booksale
- Continuous Booksale
- Contribute funding to begin collections, such as video games and ebooks
- Sponsor and volunteer at special events
- Sponsor fundraising activities
- Sponsor special Library programs
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
April 5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How Do the Friends Support the Library?
The next annual book sale is April 5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Book Sale Prices:
Hardcovers & Trade Paperbacks $1
Paperbacks 25 cents (5 for $1)
Children's Hardcovers 50 cents
Children's Paperbacks 25 cents (5 for $1)
Other Book Sales:
The Friends of the Library sponsors several other fundraising events to benefit the Addison Public Library, including the Annual Book Gift Basket Sale in November and a Paperback & Children's Book Sale during the December Holiday Open House. The Friends also sponsor a continuous book sale in the Cafe during library hours
Donations of gently used books are accepted all year round for these sales, which benefit the Library. Text books, encyclopedias, computer books (more than 3 years old), magazines, VHS and cassette tapes, and musty, damaged materials are not accepted for the sale. CDs and DVDs are also not accepted unless they are new and in sealed packages.
- Art Work
- Summer Reading Prizes
- Donor Wall
- "Library Cards for All" Grant
- Holiday Decorations
Friends of the Library Donor Wall: Donate $1,500 for a Hanging Sculpture. For a donation of $250 or more, the donor receives an engraved plaque on the wall.
"Chasing Butterflies" by Irene Boutzarelos and Francine Nevers. Art Work purchased by the Friends of the Library for the Quiet Reading Room.Friends of the Addison Public Library's Meetings
The Friends meet regularly in the Board Room or Meeting Room of the Addison Public Library. The 2012-2013 meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:
July 24, 2013
September 25, 2013
November 20, 2013
January 29, 2014
March 26, 2014
May 28, 2014 (Annual Meeting/ Election of Officers)
Friends of the Addison Public Library Sponsored Programs
The Friends regularly sponsor programs at the library. The 2013-2014 programs will be announced in the fall.
To Join the Friends, complete the membership form and return to: Friends of the Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101
Friends of the Library Contact Information
For questions, or more information, call 630-458-3328
President: Carol Foster
Vice President: Carol Knauf
Secretary: Kitty Bystrom
Treasurer: Rose Coyle
Membership Chair: Ellen Welk
Publicity: Marilyn Lambrose