Annual Book Fair

Summer 2021 book fair cancelled

The Friends’ Board of Trustees agreed to cancel its summer 2021 annual book fair. This decision was influenced by several COVID-19-related factors, including the state’s public gathering limits and having no access to the Oak Park and River Forest High School’s cafeteria due to construction. To learn more, please contact members of the Friends directly at

Library not accepting materials donations

Please consider contacting these local organizations about accepting your donations.

Local options for book donations

Oak Park Little Free Libraries
Individually owned residential and Park District of Oak Park Little Free Libraries are on the Cheney Mansion grounds and in Austin GardensLindberg Park, and Mills Park.

Chicago Books to Women in Prison, Chicago, IL
Serves: AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, MS, MO, and OH

Goodwill Donation Center
1900 Harlem Ave.
Riverside, IL 60546

Liberation Library HQ in Chicago. Serves youth in all Illinois youth prisons and select Illinois youth jails.Midwest Books to Prisoners  Chicago. Serves: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI(Libraries only), MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

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