Give to empower every voice in our community

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When you choose to give locally, you support work that strives to empower every voice in our community. You support the freedom to read, to learn, and to grow. And you help make our community stronger with more meaningful connections.

When you choose to give to your local library, you invest in foundational resources, services, and spaces that support a unique quality of life in Oak Park. You support work dedicated to literacy, education, diversity, inclusion, equity, health, safety, and affordability. You also choose to help connect people and community, to educate global citizens, and to sustain, share, and respect our community’s resources.

All donations are tax deductible. To learn more about how you can make Oak Park’s center of information, civic engagement, and local history stronger, visit and contact Executive Director David J. Seleb (davids@oppl.org708.697.6911). 

Donate online to a dedicated endowment fund

Giving to an endowment fund is investing in Oak Park’s future. The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation currently manages eight library endowment funds. All donations are tax deductible. 

NEW! Jim Madigan Oak Park Public Library Staff Education Fund

Give now in honor of Jim and his 25 years of service to the community as a library leader. Help provide additional resources for the educational advancement of Oak Park Public Library staff. 

Bernard and Cecilia Sinkevitch Fund

 Give now to provide ongoing support for building collections. 

Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund

Give now to offer ongoing support for building community bridges. 

Fallon Family Fund

Give now to this fund helping deliver cutting-edge projects and resources for all of our community’s children. 

Helen M. Harrison Endowed Book Fund

 Give now to this fund established by long-time library loyalist Helen Harrison for new books and materials. 

H. Spencer Green Trust

Give now to this unrestricted fund bringing special projects to our community. 

Scoville-Hutchinson Library Fund

Give now to this scholarship support for professional development, helping library employees earn a Master’s of Library Science degree.

Oak Park Public Library Capital Fund

Give now to support building and capital needs. Since July 2011 includes the Ina Ostertag Scholarship Fund, which honors a former library trustee. 

Honor loved ones through a gift to your library

  • Honor your loved ones and personal milestones with a bookplate. You choose a subject area and share the name who you are honoring. Contact us now »
  • Give any amount and any time in person at any library location.
  • All donations are tax deductible.

Give now to this scholarship support for professional development, helping library employees earn a Master of Library Science degree. 

Donate books, movies & music

Have books, movies, and music you’d like to donate? Donations are accepted all year round at the Main Library only for the Friends’ Annual Book Fair. Learn more and the annual book fair & see other local organizations accepting book donations »

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