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Friends of the Library

Since 1941, the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library have enriched the Library’s resources and supported Library programs through funds from their dues and various fundraising ventures. Their purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in the Library; to increase the facilities and services of the Elmhurst Public Library; to secure materials for the Library which are beyond the scope of the Library’s ordinary budget and thus to enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Elmhurst. Some of the most notable projects undertaken by the Friends include:

  • Donating funds for prize books for thousands of children in the popular summer reading program.
  • Donating funds for prizes for adults in the summer reading program.
  • Dedicating the benches at the Library entrances.
  • Purchasing eReaders for kids, teens, and adults to check out.
  • Supporting the “Elmhurst READS” program.

Friends Annual Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 10 • 7 p.m. • Wilder Mansion

Join the Friends and attend the Annual Meeting celebrating 75 years of the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library. Enjoy a Trivia Night with the Friends at the former Library building, Wilder Mansion. Only Friends of the Library members can attend the Annual Meeting Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

Join the Friends and RSVP below.

Join the Friends!

After filling out this form, send your check (payable to "Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library" to:
125 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Thank you to all our “friends” out there!  Your contribution will help foster a love of reading, storytelling and the arts in the Elmhurst community. The Friends are a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Current officers are:

  • Kathy Profita, President
  • Joel Bernstein, Vice President
  • Suzanne Sestan, Secretary
  • Debbie Deakin, Treasurer

Special Committee Members, appointed by Friends President:

  • Mauruti Bhorade

  • Genevieve Barratt

  • Jackie Crnkovich

  • Susan Foster