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Membership Application

Meeting Schedule 

Meeting Minutes 

Annual Report 2014-2015


 Join the Friends of WPL today

PLEASE NOTE: No book donations to the Bookstore for the duration of the library renovation project.  The Bookstore will be closed on Sundays for the duration of the renovation project.



Who are the Friends?

We are a group of people who love the library.  Our goal is to provide meaningful opportunities for community members to support and be supported by the library.

  • Books Down Under (BDU) is our biggest endeavor.  60+ volunteers work many hours to sift, sort, and shelve thousands of books every year.   All proceeds directly benefit library patrons.
  • Members pay annual dues, which also directly support library patrons.
  • In the past, Friends funded One Book, Everybody Reads, Children's Summer Reading Club, Juried Adult Art Show, Kids Art Show, Book discussion groups, The Shakespeare Project, and musical performances, among other activities and events.
  • Volunteers donate their time to assist the library in a variety of activities, including greeting people at Auditorium events, assisting with youth services events, or escorting patrons at One Book, among other activities.


  Officers of the Friends of the Library 2013-2014

Joan Fishman - President  Carol Shukur - Hospitality Chair
Heather Hehman - Past President  Kelly Larsen - Hospitality Vice-Chair
MaryAnne O'Keefe - Secretary Larry Dickman - Treasurer
 Margo Chambers - Book Room Chair Virginia Grossman - Assoc.Treasurer
 Susan Morrison - Book Room Vice-Chair Clara Tomaz - New Media Chair
 Elaine Rucker - Membership Chair Sarah Beth Brown - Library Liaison
 Kelley Larsen - Youth Volunteer Coordinator

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Friends of the Library Meeting Schedule

FOL Board Meetings - 9:15 am, Lower Level Conference Room

September 30

November 18 (at Panera, 1199 Wilmette Ave.)

January 27

February 24

April 20

June 1 (Annual Meeting)

Meetings are open to all members of the Friends and others interested in Friends.

Books Down Under

 The Friends’ book store offers a huge selection of bargain materials for children and adults and is open during the following hours:

Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday  9 - 5 pm; 7 - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 5 pm; 7 -8:45 pm
Friday 11:30 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 4:45 pm
Sunday Closed for the duration of the renovation project


If you'd like to get involved: Bookstore Volunteer Form


Books Down Under Hours

Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday  9 - 5 pm; 7 - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 5 pm; 7 -8:45 pm
Friday 11:30 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 4:45 pm
Sunday Closed


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