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Friends of the Library


Who are the friends?

We are a group of volunteers who support the library financially through the sale of donated, gently used books and other items. These items are collected and sorted by our volunteers, and offered for sale at the Books & More Store located in the library lobby.

We also hold large book sales throughout the year. Please check this page for upcoming dates of special sales and meetings.

Friends of the Library are always looking for volunteers to help sort donations for our sales! If you are interested in joining, please complete the members application form available at the library.


Benefits of Working with Friends

  • Enjoy the company of like-minded book and library lovers.
  • Experience the thrill of hunting through tons of donations and finding that special treasure.
  • Experience the satisfaction of directly supporting library programs.

Annual Membership

General - $10.00
Lifetime - $100.00
Donation - The amount of your choice


Friends Meetings

If a Friends meeting or book sale is coming up soon, you can find it HERE..

To find out when the next Friends meeting or book sale is coming up fill out the form.

If you have questions, comments or would like to volunteer, please fill out our form.

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Friends Sale Donations

The Friends of the Grayslake Library, thank you for your donations! We welcome new and used donated materials that are in good condition:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Puzzles
  • Board games

We do not accept encyclopedias, textbooks over 5 years old, or any items which are soiled, moldy, or otherwise not suitable for resale.

Donations may be placed on the Friends Cart next to the front desk. Ask the library staff for one if you would like a tax receipt.

Sample of Items Given to the Library by the Friends

Summer & Winter Concert Series

Annual Summer Reading T-shirts

The Hub (makerspace) Equipment

Toddler Wall Toys

Train Table

Staff Safety Training

Book Page Subscription

Cabinets, CD/DVD Disc Cleaner, Paper Shredders

Lego Robotics and BeeBots

Shopping Baskets and Carts

Lobby Literature Display and Furniture

Easels and Black Light Signage

Meeting Room Audio Equipment and Podium