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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Library Book Sales
Purchase used books and other items year-round from the book sale shelf at Cook Park Library and the front lobby Book Nook at the Aspen Drive Library. The Friends of the Library also sponsor an annual book sale and (weather permitting) mini-book sales at the Libertyville Farmer’s Market. The Friends of the Library uses proceeds from these sales to purchase additional materials and equipment for the library.
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).
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.