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Support the Library

Support the Library

Join the Friends of the Library


The Friends of Cook Memorial Public Library District is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that works to promote reading in general and the Cook Memorial Library in particular.

After expenses, 100 percent of the money raised (either through fundraisers and programs or donations from the public) goes back into the library. The Friends of the Library underwrite the costs of the library’s reading programs (the costs of supplies and prizes) and finance equipment and supplies not covered in the library budget.

If you have any further questions or are interested in joining, please email the Friends at, check their Facebook page; or call 847-362-2330.


Friends of the Library Book Sales

Year-Round Sale Shelves

Purchase used books and other items year-round from the book sale shelves at Aspen Drive Library and Cook Park Library. 

  • Aspen Drive Library Book Nook is located in the front lobby in the Café area.
  • Cook Park Library Sale Shelves are next to the Holds Pick-Up area behind the Welcome Desk.

Annual Book Sales

The Friends of the Library also sponsor an annual book sale and (weather permitting) mini-book sales at the Libertyville Farmers Market. The Friends of the Library uses proceeds from these sales to purchase additional materials and equipment for the Library.

collage of photos from the friends annual book sale2022 Fall Book Sale

Friday, October 21–Sunday, October 23 • Aspen Drive Library Lower Level

Member’s First Choice

            • Friday, October 21: Members only noon-2 p.m.
              Not a member? See membership options below. 

Open to the Public

            • Friday, October 21: 2–5:30 p.m.
            • Saturday, October 22: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
            • Sunday, October 23 $5 Bag Sale: 1–4:30 p.m
              All the books that fit in the bag. We supply it, you fill it! Only the paper grocery bags with handles provided by the Friends can be used to get a bag of books for $5. Multiple bags of books may be purchased. Educators who teach at schools in the district may select books free of charge. Please bring your ID.

Support the Friends of the Library by becoming a member. Membership also grants first entry to annual book sales during the Member’s First Choice hours. Join at the sale or please email the Friends at, check their Facebook page; or call 847-362-2330.

  • Yearly Membership: $10
  • Lifetime Membership: $50


Make a Donation

Make a monetary donation in support of the library and its services to the community. You can make a donation online by signing in to our online payment system with your library card or by completing the Donation Request Form (submit completed form to Gabriella Pantle at the Cook Park Library).

donation bins for the friends of the library book saleFriends of the Library Donation Bins

Drop your gently used books in the Friends of the Library donation bins located at both libraries. Bins are available until October 20, 2022 or until the sale shelves are full.


Purchase a Book for the Library’s Collection

Commemorate a special occasion or honor a loved one with a purchased donation for the library district’s collection. Each book purchased with a donation bears a distinctive bookplate noting the donor’s name and the name of the person or the occasion being remembered or celebrated.

Donation Request Form
Submit completed form to Gabriella Pantle at the Cook Park Library.


Donate a Tree

Honor a family member, commemorate the birth of a future reader, or remember a special occasion by donating a tree to the Aspen Drive Library. A bronze dedication plaque will be installed by each donated tree.

For additional information or to reserve a tree, please call Gabriella Pantle at 847-362-2330, ext. 1101.