If you have questions about the Friends, please fill out our form on the right.

The Friends has on-going book sales in the meeting rooms hallway, and larger sales in the Spring and Fall.  See the library’s newsletter and homepage for upcoming dates.


What is Friends?

We are a group of volunteers whose sole purpose is to support the Grayslake Library Community. Our volunteer time is devoted to the collection, sorting and sale of donated book and audio visual materials. We respond to requests of the Library staff and supplementing Library needs.

The Friends hold meetings four times a year. They conduct the Spring and Fall Book Sales and the year round Lobby Sale.

Benefits of Working with Friends

  • Experience the thrill of hunting through tons of donations and finding that special treasure.
  • Enjoy the company of like minded book and Library lovers
  • Earn special book sale privileges, only for working Friends.

Annual Membership

TypeAmount
Library Staff$5.00
Student$5.00
Senior$5.00
Individual$10.00
Family$20.00
Corporate$100.00
Life Long Member$250.00
DonationFill in Amount

Book Sale Donations

The Friends of the Grayslake Library thank you for your donations! We welcome donated materials that are in good condition. However, please note that we do not accept the following:

  • Cassette tapes (music or audio book)
  • Discards from other libraries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

Drop off donations at the Circulation Desk to receive a tax receipt. If a receipt is not needed, simply drop materials into the Friends drop slot located across the hall from the Community Room.

Items that cannot be used in the Library collection will be placed in one of Friends Book Sales. Proceeds from Book Sales are used to enrich and support our Library community.

Items Given to the Library by the Friends

  • Summer Concert Series
  • Winter Concert Series
  • The Film Series
  • Portable Defibrillators
  • Staff Safety Training
  • Book Page subscription
  • Paper Shredder
  • Office Cabinets
  • Lego Robotics
  • BeeBots
  • CD/DVD Disc Cleaner
  • Shopping Baskets
  • Adult Services Book Display
  • Furniture
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Podium with Microphone
  • $70,000 for 2014-2015 renovation