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.

A line drawing of an open book with the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library logo

Today, funds raised through book fairs and annual memberships (see below for levels and how to join) supports programs at the library including folk music concerts and Oak Park’s membership in the Illinois Libraries Present virtual author series. Read Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Bylaws (pdf).

Join the Friends

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:
  • 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 2026)
  • Vice President: Kat Bell (term ends March 2025)
  • Treasurer: Leila Massouh (term ends March 2026)
  • Secretary: Beth Streit (term ends March 2025)
  • Membership Chair: Chet Taranowski (term ends March 2025)
  • School Liaison: Eric Bryning (term end March 2025)
  • Board member: Stuart Greene (term ends March 2025)
  • Board member: Nancy Hartman (term ends March 2026)
  • Board member: Denise Roser (term ends March 2026)
  • Board member: Jennie Stevens (term ends March 2025)

Ex Officio

  • Maya Ganguly, Library Trustee

Friends Board of Trustees meetings

The Friends Board of Trustees meet six times a year at the Main Library on the third Monday of the month at 7 pm. Join these meetings virtually »

Upcoming meetings

  • May 20, 2024
  • June 17, 2024
  • August 19, 2024
  • October 21, 2024
  • January 20, 2025

Previous meetings