Friends of the Northbrook Public Library

We need you!

We are currently seeking new members for the Friends of the Northbrook Public Library Board who are excited to build on the strong foundation this Board has established, help with the leadership of the organization, and share our passion for supporting the Northbrook Public Library. If you are interested in joining the Board or would like to learn more, please email us at

The Friends Bookshop is currently closed and is not accepting book donations. We will begin accepting book donations on July 2.

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 fundraising 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 Statement, 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 bi-monthly library newsletter. We also send mailings to members.

What are the annual membership dues?

Individual: $10.00
Family: $20.00
Contributor: $25.00
Donor: $50.00
Sponsor: $100.00
Guarantor: $250.00
Patron: $500.00
Benefactor: $1000.00

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.

If you have questions, please contact us at

Friends Board
President: Currently Vacant
Membership: John Schuman
Treasurer: Colleen Keaveny
Secretary: Jane Nickow
Board: Connie Galliart, Sandra Kaminsky, Kathy Kather, Joan MacVay, Merrill Medansky, Debby Rohde, Larry Schaffel

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