Friends of the Oak Park Public Library

Who are the Friends?

As a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library have raised funds and built valuable bridges between the library and community since 1948. To learn more, review the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Bylaws (pdf) and:

  • 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

What annual membership levels are available?

  • Patron Members ($25-$49): Receive an early/free admission to the Annual Book Fair at any membership level
  • Donor Members ($50-$99): Be listed in the library’s year in review and the benefit listed above
  • Benefactor Members ($100-$499): Receive priority seating at Friends events, and all benefits listed above
  • Sustaining Members ($500-$999): Be named on a bookplate in a library volume, and all benefits listed above
  • Scoville Circle Members ($1,000+): Be recognized on a library plaque, enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, and all benefits listed above

Be sure to let the Friends know if you want to give in someone else’s honor and if you work for a company that participates in employee matching gifts (also known as matching funds).

What do funds raised support?

Friends’ meetings & leadership

Typically the Friends Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Monday of every other month at 7:30 pm. Check here for specific dates, locations, and times »

2022 Board Meetings

  • January 17

2021 Board Meetings

2020 Board Meetings

Friends Board Members

  • Joe Larscheid, President (term ending March 2023)
  • Paul Buchbinder, Vice President (term ending March 2022)
  • Denise Roser, Treasurer (term ending March 2022)
  • Doris Adamczewski, Secretary (term ending March 2023)
  • Lori Bradford (term ending March 2022)
  • Doug Deuchler (term ending March 2022)
  • Russell Glidden (term ending March 2023)
  • Nancy Hartman (term ending March 2022)
  • Paul Koko (term ending March 2023)
  • Chet Taranowski (term ending March 2023)

Ex Officio

  • Sarah Glavin, Library Trustee
  • David Seleb, Library Executive Director

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