Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends?

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We are a non-profit group of people who are working together to help the Library serve our communities. Participation in the group helps the Library by financially supporting improvements in the collections and services, and enriching the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Glen Ellyn Countryside and Glendale Heights.

Officers:  President: Gail Brown, Vice President Linda Fagan,  Secretary/Treasurer: Tom Bartenfelder

To become involved, please telephone Tom Bartenfelder at (630) 260-1550 or


  • Because we believe in libraries and know that their current needs are important.

  • Because it is a way to ensure the future and honor the past.

  • Because it is a concrete way of giving back to the community.

  • Because it gives prospective volunteers and donors an option for their service and gifts.


What do the Friends do?

Their fund raising activities provide the Library with materials and services that it might not otherwise be able to provide. 

Other materials and services that the Friends provide include:

  • Summer Reading Program books and incentive prizes for children, teens, and adults;

  • Essay contests for local school students;

  • Sponsoring special educational workshops and programs for the public;

  • Other tasks requested by the librarians;

  • On-going used books sale shelves by the coffee bar.


Annual Memberships levels:

Student (under 18) - FREE
Seniors (age 62+)

The Friends Group is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization. Donations are tax deductible. Join the Friends of the Library! Support your Library and community! Make new friends and enjoy your Library!