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The Friends' Gift Shop welcomes you!

Meet your library and shopping needs in one easy stop and support your library at the same time. The Friends' Gift Shop is located on the first floor at the west entrance to the library, next to the café.

Check our selection of merchandise, which includes gifts for family, friends, children and for your own pleasure. We are especially proud of our offerings of autographed books. Be sure to take a look at our Northbrook Public Library
coffee mugs!

Our storekeepers - all Friends volunteers - will help you find just what you need. Remember: Members of the Friends receive a 10% discount.

Shop Hours
Monday: Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 847-272-3679

Who are the Friends of the Northbrook Public Library?
We are a group of people who are proud of our excellent library and are dedicated to helping the library serve the community.

How do the Friends help the library serve the community?
We work to increase public awareness of library resources and services, and assist in fund raising efforts to provide the library with an enhanced collection and improved services. We also support new library services and facilities, and the Freedom to Read as expressed in the American Library Association's Bill of Rights.

How can I learn about the Friends' activities and events?
Look for our column in the library newsletter Latest Edition. We also send mailings to members.

What are the annual membership dues?


How can I become a member of the Friends?

Mail your check with your name, address and phone number to:

Friends of the Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook IL 60062

You can also pick up a membership envelope at the library.

Friends Board

President: William Schildgen 
Vice-President - Programs:  
Vice-President - Gift Shop:  
Vice-President - Membership:
 Douglas Downey
Treasurer: Colleen Keaveny
Secretary: Virginia Rosen
Board: Doris Cohen, Douglas Downey, Sandra Kaminsky, Mary Pardini and Allan Schrero

For other opportunities to support the library, go to our Foundation page.