Give to Your Library

Generous tax-deductible support given to our library invests in Oak Park’s future and enables development of innovative programs and unique initiatives.

The Paperback Rider (Oak Park’s Book Bike, red and at right) gets a new friend this summer; an electric-assist book bike (green and at left). This doubles capacity of the bike outreach team! The library used donated funds to invest in the purchase of both custom bikes—supporting and expanding the joy of reading outside of our library’s physical building walls. See more about the bikes and community impact here »

Support future library initiatives

To give directly and securely online, click the Give now button below. To support the library through the purchase of branded merchandise, visit The Store by clicking the Shop now button below. Please note: Donors are recognized in annual impact reports and may receive communications related to future support.

How giving supports a library for everyone

Initiatives funded by philanthropy also include:

Contributing to endowment funds

Managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, these eight endowment funds also provide a tax-deductible opportunity to support the library and its future. Each endowment fund listed below is earmarked for a specific area of spending.

  • Building and capital project support: established with support from Ina Ostertag. Give now »
  • Collection support: established by Bernard and Cecilia Sinkevitch. Give now »
  • Children’s support: established by the Fallon Family. Give now »
  • Continued education support: established in recognition of Jim Madigan. Give now »
  • New materials support: established by Helen Harrison. Give now »
  • Overall library support: established by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. Give now »
  • Projects and programs support: established by H. Spencer Green. Give now »
  • Scholarship support: established by the Scoville-Hutchinson Library. Give now »