Friends of the Library

Upcoming Friends of the Library Events

  • Stop by and browse some free books at the Northbrook Farmers Market on the corner of Meadow Rd. and Cherry Ln. on Wednesday, August 10 (7am-1pm)
  • Our next Used Book Sale will be held on October 21 & 22 from 10am-4pm.

Learn about the Friends of the Library Bookshop.

Become a Friend of the Library

We are a group of people who are proud of our excellent library and are dedicated to helping the library serve the community. Our 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization receives funds through memberships and Bookshop sales.

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.

Look for our column in the bi-monthly library newsletter. We also send mailings to members. If you have any questions, please email us at

Annual membership dues

Friends membership dues and donations are fully tax-deductible. The membership dues allow the Friends to grant library funding requests that help to expand programming, enhance the building, and purchase software for the library.

Individual: $10
Family: $20
Contributor: $25
Donor: $50
Sponsor: $100
Guarantor: $250
Patron: $500
Benefactor: $1000

Dues payment options

Join or renew online

You can become a member or renew your membership by PayPal or by mail. (PayPal provides the option to use a credit or debit card.)

Pay by PayPal

Join or renew by mail

If you would prefer to pay by mail, please mail a check with your name, address, and phone number to:

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

Membership envelopes are also available at the library. If you have questions, please contact us at

Friends Board

President: Merrill Medansky
Membership: John Schuman
Treasurer: Julie Achler-Hokin
Secretary: Mary Reynolds

Board: Julie Achler-Hokin, Randee Blair, Claire Bonnema, Evelyn Delmar, Ktrina Elliott, Connie Galliart, Sandra Kaminsky, Kathy Kather, Colleen Keaveny, Merrill Medansky, Margot Molay, Mary Reynolds, Debby Rohde, John Schuman, Tony Senegore, Bryan Smith, Meha Smith, Beth Wolf

Friends' Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 10am in the Civic Room. 
Upcoming meetings:

  • September 13, 2022
  • November 8, 2022
  • Jan 10, 2023
  • Mar 14, 2023
  • May 9, 2023 - Annual meeting, election of officers)
  • July 11, 2023
  • Sept 12, 2023
  • Nov 14, 2023

Join the Board

If you are interested in joining the Board or would like to learn more, please email us at

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