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The Friends of the Joliet Public Library is a non-profit organization made up of people who support the library by raising funds to help sponsor programs and provide library materials.
Since 1968, the Friends have donated over $150,000 to
the benefit of Joliet Public Library patrons and staff.

Our Friends group :

  • Sponsors and provides funding for library programs/events
  • Provides matching funds for grants
  • Provides funds for the purchase of items for the library's collection and computer hardware and software
  • Provides volunteer workers for library events
  • Raises funds by maintaining an ongoing 'book sale' and selling T-shirts at both library locations
  • Holds small book sales at library events
  • Holds larger sales several times per year

Friend members:

  • Are allowed early admittance to sales and first pick of sale items
  • Meet quarterly to discuss fundraising ideas and set sale/meeting dates

Donating to the Friends:

  • Click here for a list of items that are accepted by the Friends. Click here to view the Library's Collection Devlopment Policy.  
  • Monetary donations in addition to regular membership dues are very welcome. These can be for memorials or any purpose(s) you specify. 
  • Endowments and bequests are also very much appreciated
  • Donations are currently being accepted at both Library locations.


2017 Officers

Secretary Linda Aguilar/Roxanne Schwarz
Treasurer Frankie Overcash 
Vice President Dave Hlavac 
President Leanne Primrose-Brown 


Meeting Dates

Saturday, January 14, 2017  10 am-12 pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017  10 am-12 pm

RESCHEDULED TO Saturday, August 26  10 am-12 pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017  10 am-12 pm


Book Sale Dates

Fall Book Sate -- September 24-26, 2017 @ Ottawa Street Branch

Spring Book Sale -- Date TBA

New members are always welcome, come join us!

Friends Application

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