Friends of the Library
The purpose of the Friends of the Library is to encourage use of the library’s resources and services to their fullest extent, to stimulate public support, and to enrich the cultural life of the community.
Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual spring used book sale in the main floor Meeting Room of the Library from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 20 and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday April 21.
Entry will be limited to members of the Friends of the Library for the first half hour on April 20. Applications will be available at the door.
On April 21, fill a bag with books and take it home for $3. Bags will be provided.
Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. Pickup service can be arranged by calling the library.
Fall Book Sale
The Friends of the North Riverside Library want to thank the hundreds of people who came to their annual fall used book sale Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21. They also are grateful to those who donated books and other materials.
Organizers also thank the volunteers who helped set up prior to the book sale, assisted on both days of the book sale and helped tear down and clean up afterwards. Volunteers include Mickie Caldbeck, Phil Cihlar, Mary Cooper, Annie Delano, Marlene DeSantis, Marion Gekas, Nick Hoving, Shirley Hoving, Robert Lamich, Mary Lee and Mary Lou Marchetti. Also, Al Medelis, Migle Medelis, Carol O’Meara, Jean Schindler, Craig Seidel, Roy Sidlo, Adrienne Smith, Kay Subaitis, Berneice Teachmond, Louise
Tompkins and Nancy Tuma.
Library employees Juan Mancilla and Joe Silhavy also are commended for their assistance.
Holiday Open House
The Friends of the North Riverside Library thank all those who attended the Library’s 12th annual Holiday Open House in December.
Special thanks go to the Children of St. Mary School and Parish in Riverside and the Mater Christi Children’s Choir, who provided entertainment.
Perpetual Book Sale Continues
The North Riverside Friends of the Library “perpetual” book sale continues in the library. Patrons can select used hardcover and paperback books from the Friends of the Library perpetual book sale shelves during regular library hours – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Hardcover books cost $1.25 each; softcovers, $1.00 apiece; children’s books, 50 cents apiece; and paperbacks, 50 cents apiece. DVDs are available for $2.00 each. Videocassettes are available for 50 cents apiece; music CDs for $1.50 apiece; and books on tape, $1.50 apiece.
Celebrate Your Baby’s Birth
The North Riverside Friends of the Library will celebrate the births of babies born to North Riverside Public Library patrons by donating a board book to the library’s collection. Each book contains a book plate marking the special event. The baby’s family also will receive a letter informing them of the donation.
Birth information should be directed to Library Director Robert J. Lifka.
About Friends of the Library
North Riverside Friends of the Library is a partnership of the Library Board, Library Staff, Volunteer Members, and the Community. Membership to the Friends is open to all residents of North Riverside and neighboring communities.
- The opportunity to participate in enhancing the library for the community.
- Meet new Friends with similar interests.
- Maximize your enjoyment of the Library.
How can I become a Friend?
Return the membership application to the Library Circulation Desk or Mail the membership application to the Library at 2400 DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546
Become an active member by attending our monthly meetings, generally held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Library meeting room. All are welcome to attend – stop by and check us out.