Monetary Donations

The Friends of the Glenside Public Library are a non-profit group of people who are working together to help the Library serve our communities.

Your tax-deductible donation to this 501c3 organization 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.

Making an online donation to The Friends of the Glenside Library is easy and secure. You have the option to donate with any major credit card OR through your Paypal account.

The Friends of the Glenside Library subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and does not, share, loan, trade, rent or sell our donor list to any other non-affiliated organization.

Material Donations

The Library accepts donations of the kinds of things that are found in a library collection, such as books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and the like. All material donations should be brought to the Circulation Desk. Any books or other items donated to the Library become the sole property of the Library, which may use them or discard them to fit the Library’s needs.

The Library does not usually accept items that would not normally be part of the library’s collection. The Library reserves the right to decide whether items donated should be added to its collection. While some items may be useful in our collection, others may not be if they are a duplicate of an item of which the library already has a sufficient number, outdated or obsolete, in poor condition, which would not justify the expense of processing, cataloging and preparing it for use, and/or of a specialized nature and not within the collection development plan of the library.

The library cannot assess the value of a donation. There is a donation form that can be completed for your records. It is the donor’s responsibility to determine the value of the donation or use an independent appraiser to do it for them.