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This page focuses on donations made to our Friends of the Library to benefit the Addison Public Library. If you would like to learn more about donating directly to the library, visit the section on gifts in our Public Services Policy.

Monetary Donations to the Friends

A donation to the Friends can be a special way to commemorate a birthday, special occasion, or the memory of a loved one. A plaque near the entryway identifies the generous donations. Email for more information. 

Levels of giving

  • $1500 for a hanging sculpture
  • $250 for an engraved plaque

Any level of monetary donations is greatly appreciated and can be made online as well.

Book Donations to the Friends

If you have items to donate, due to space limitations, please contact Community Engagement at 630.458.3356 to schedule a drop-off appointment.  If your quantities are small, please use the donation box conveniently located in the lobby near the aquarium.

The Friends accept quality adult and children's books, new or slightly used condition, to supply the Book Sale shelves located in the lobby.

At this time, The Friends cannot accept:

  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Damaged, musty, or outdated materials