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.

Book Sale

Please come to the Fall Book Sale, on:

  • Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (FOL members only)
  • Friday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (FOL members may enter at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the Bag of Books sale.

Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. Pickup service can be arranged by calling the library at (708) 447-0869

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 and softcover books cost $1.25 each; 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 the Library Director.

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.

Download our PDF form to become a friend today!