Friends of the Oak Park Public Library

As a stand-alone 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library have been raising funds and building valuable bridges between the library and community since 1948. Today, funding raised through book fairs and memberships (see below for levels and how to join) supports library programs such as the annual Barbara Ballinger Author Lecture and Oak Park’s membership in the Illinois Libraries Present virtual author series.

All donations are tax deductible. Please be sure to let the Friends know if you want to give in someone else’s honor or if you work for a company that participates in employee matching gifts (also known as matching funds).

Contact the Friends

  • Call: 708.697.6930
  • Email: friends@oppl.org
  • Write: Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, c/o Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301

Friends Board of Trustees

  • President: Russell Glidden (term ends March 2024)
  • Vice President: Paul Buchbinder (term ends March 2024)
  • Treasurer: Denise Roser (term ends March 2024)
  • Secretary: Doris Adamczewski (term ends March 2024)
  • Board member: Kathleen Bell (term ends March 2024)
  • Board member: Doug Deuchler (term ends March 2024)
  • Board member: Nancy Hartman (term ends March 2024)
  • Board member: Paul Koko (term ends March 2023)
  • Board member: Beth Streit (term ends March 2023)
  • Board member: Chet Taranowski (term ends March 2023)

Ex Officio

  • Kristina Rogers, Library Trustee
  • Joslyn Bowling Dixon, Library Executive Director

Friends Board of Trustees Meetings

Typically the Friends Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of every other month at 7:30 pm.

2022 Meetings

2021 Meetings

2020 Board Meetings

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