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While the Friends very much appreciate your support, they cannot accept donations at this time. The library will announce when donations can again be accepted. For now, please hold onto your used books, CDs, and DVDs and do not bring them to the library. Thank you!


The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library is a not-for-profit fundraising organization that works to enrich library resources and services. The Friends contribute to the purchase of equipment, furnishings, special books, and audio-visual materials. We have made a major commitment toward the library's exterior renovation, including new front walks, ramps, stairs, lighting, handrails, heated sidewalks, and a restored entrance. The Friends also sponsored the construction of the Peggy Hamil Conference Room.

We sponsor several important activities at the library, including:

  • Three used book sales each year. Due to the Stay at Home Order, our Summer Book Sale was cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall. We will post the Fall Book Sale date once it has been determined.
  • A continuing used book sale in the library lobby
  • A Visiting Professor lecture series
  • Classical music concerts at the library. Once the Stay at Home Order has been lifted we will determine when our next concert will take place.
  • Summer reading programs
  • A staff led discussion series called The Booknews held at the library and local venues 
  • Monday at the Movies screenings held at the library
  • Movies screened on the Glencoe Green during the summer

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends by completing this pledge card and mailing it, along with your check, to the address on the card.

*If you donate $20 or more to the Friends and live in Glencoe, you will receive an invitation to the Friday Night Preview Sale that is held with each of our book sales. By coming on Friday night, you will get early access to our great collection of books, DVD’s, and CDs. The Friday Night Preview Sale is from 5 pm - 8 pm.

We welcome new volunteers. To find out more details about what we do, please click HERE.

If you have any further questions please call (847) 835-7467 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We would be happy to hear from you!


Now you can support the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library, even while shopping online! 

When using Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Friends of the Library.

To participate: Visit Amazon's Smile webpage, designate the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library as your donation recipient, and shop as you normally would.