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