Thank you for your interest in supporting Lake Forest Library by donating books to the Friends. Until further notice, we are currently not accepting book donations. Please do not leave any items on the back dock.
How You Can Help
Be a Friend
Become a member of the Friends of Lake Forest Library and support our mission! In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a good cause, you receive invitations to special events and admittance to the Members-only Preview Day at the Annual Book Sale. Complete an online membership form.
Donate gently used books
The success of the book sales depends on book donations.
Please DO NOT put donated books in the library return bins. Book donations should be placed on the dock.
Please note that due to limited help during the holidays, book donations are NOT accepted on the following dates:
- August 24–September 30
- November 24–30
- December 22–31
Book donations are tax-deductible. Download a tax form.
For more information about donating gently-used books, please visit lakeforestlibrary.org/friends/book-donations.
Give a financial donation
Your donation supports the Friends of the Lake Forest Library in their mission to provide funding for library programming and renovations. Thank you!
Friends of the Lake Forest Library is a charitable organization and is exempt from federal taxation as described by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, amended.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals, organizations, and foundations who generously support The Friends of Lake Forest Library through their donations and/or sponsorship of the Fall Book Sale. Our mission to help the Library would not be possible without your continued support.
Donors to Friends
Peterson/Desenis Charitable Fund
John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation
Sponsors of Fall Book Sale
The Grainger Foundtion
Knauz Automotive Group
Market House on the Square
Friends volunteers sort and price books throughout the year and help during book sales.
To volunteer with the Friends, complete our volunteer application.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Friends happenings by following the Friends of Lake Forest Library Facebook page.