Friends of the Library
The 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 Claire Abrahamson, 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."
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.
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.
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.
No December Meeting
Eileen Laack, President
Lindsey Bornholdt, Vice President
Claire Abrahamson, Secretary
Sudha Mehta, Treasurer
We gladly welcome new members to the Friends Board. Check us out on social media or attend a meeting.