Friends of the Library

Friends logoThe Friends of the Lake Bluff Library was organized to:

  • Engage in benevolent activities connected with the donation of funds and items of personal property for use by the Lake Bluff Public Library
  • Represent the library at civic events
  • Support volunteer recruitment and advocacy of the Lake Bluff Library initiatives

While both the Lake Bluff Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library are nonprofit corporations, their mission and goals are quite different. The Foundation's goals are to help the Library with capital improvements, with funds raised through campaigns targeting specific needs. The Friends provide support for furnishings, equipment, and programming with funds raised via events and an annual solicitation through the mail. The Friends also aim to create a network of Library supporters and potential volunteers. Both organizations are extremely important to the health and vitality of the Library as they provide cohesive and complementary support.

Support the Friends

The Friends of the Lake Bluff Library is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

To donate, write in care of Megan Paszczykowski, Secretary
Friends of the Lake Bluff Library
Lake Bluff Public Library
123 East Scranton Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Please make checks payable to "The Friends of the Lake Bluff Library."

Amazon Smile

Support the Library the next time you purchase on Amazon. Amazon will donate 0.5% of all your purchases to the Friends of the Lake Bluff Library if you list the Friends as the charity of your choice on Amazon Smile

Stock Donations

You can donate stock to the Friends of the Library! Simply visit our Stock Donator page, create a login, select the Friends of the Lake Bluff Public Library, and setup a transfer.


Meeting Dates

We meet monthly on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am, at the Library. New members are always welcome.

The March, April, and May meetings were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Library closure. The following meeting dates are on the calendar for 2020, but please note that the next Friends meeting will be held when it is safe to do so.

June 20
No July Meeting
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
No December Meeting


Eileen Laack, President
Lindsey Bornholdt, Vice President
Megan Paszczykowski, Secretary
Sudha Mehta, Treasurer
Margaret Abel
Claire Abrahamson
Eva Javier
Linda Kennett
Lynn Miller
Missy Romanoff
Ruth Schnell

We gladly welcome new members to the Friends Board. Check us out on social media or attend a meeting.