Friends Book Fair

The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Book Fair returned on a smaller scale at the Main Library August 5-7. Subscribe for future Friends announcements »

We are currently not taking any new book donations; please consider these options:

Neighboring public libraries

More options

Open Books (various drop-off locations, visit the website to schedule a free pickup)

Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Sends books to state prisons in in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio, as well as all federal prisons.

Liberation Library
Headquartered in Chicago. Serves youth in all Illinois youth prisons and select Illinois youth jails.

Midwest Books to Prisoners
Located in Chicago and sends books to people incarcerated in the Midwest, plus all federal prisons. How to donate »

Little Free Libraries
Individually owned residential (see site and map) and Park District of Oak Park Little Free Libraries are on the Cheney Mansion grounds and in Austin GardensLindberg Park, and Mills Park. A Little Free Library steward request: please be sure to only leave what will fit inside the library.

Our Future Reads
Chicago nonprofit accepting new and gently used books, textbooks, comics, and manga by appointment only. Contactless pickup is available for all donations. Contact to arrange a pickup »

{Re}Book Oak Park Facebook group
A private Facebook group that you can request to join. The group is for swapping books, not selling.

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