The Library accepts monetary donations. For more information on donating to the Library, contact the Administration Department at 847/253-5675.

Donations of used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, and videos are accepted by the Friends.  We currently are not accepting magazines, software, VHS tapes or cassette tapes. Items not added to the collection will be sold at a Friends of the Library Book Sale.  One week prior to the book sale, volunteers stop shelving donations and begin to prepare for the upcoming sale. Donations are still accepted leading up to and during the book sale but will then be stored for the next event. Small donations (one bag full) may be dropped off at the Registration or Circulation desks at the Library. Larger donations should be taken to the lower level of the parking garage. Please call ahead at 847/253-5675, and we will arrange for someone to meet you to help unload your donation.

Items currently in demand:

  • Children’s books
  • Engineering books
  • Automotive repair books
  • Mathematics books
  • Any of the “dummies” books
  • Computer books relating to Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Audio books, CD or cassette (just about any subject)

Items we regretfully cannot accept:

  • Encyclopedias more than ten years old
  • Chewed up, damaged or wet books
  • Tax books – the rules change so often that people won’t use even recent items
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books more than ten years old
  • Magazines
  • Software
  • VHS Tapes
  • Cassette Tapes

Sale Prices:

  • hardcover books: $1
  • paperback books: 50¢
  • records: 50¢
  • audio cassettes: 50¢
  • children’s hardcover books: $1
  • children’s paperback books: 50¢

Better books are individually priced.