Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Books Down Under (the Friends of the Library Bookstore) will be closed until further notice.
Additionally, book or media donations to the Friends of the Library will not be accepted at this time.
We are community members who love the library. Our mission is to support meaningful library programming and opportunities for the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities.
Funding for Library programming is supported in many ways.
Friends give back to communities in need by sharing excess book donations from Books Down Under. By being bigger than just our community, Friends expands its local footprint and shares the love of reading and books with others who don’t have access to books. Book donations have been shared with A Just Harvest, Kid’s Corner at the Lake County Courthouse, Perspectives Charter School, Rotary Club of Wilmette, Our Place, Stand for Children, Illinois and Hands of Peace.
|MaryAnne O'Keefe - President||Judy Schnecke - Hospitality Chair|
|Jen Tan - Secretary||Larry Dickman - Treasurer|
|Susan Friedman - Book Room Chair||Cecilia Clarke - Assoc. Treasurer|
|Susan Morrison - Book Room Vice-Chair||Marie Hirschle - Marketing Chair|
|Margo Chambers - Membership Chair||Anthony Auston - Library Liaison|
All meetings take place in the lower level conference room (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 9:15 am:
All FOL members and volunteers are welcome to attend.
The Friends’ book store offers a huge selection of bargain materials for children and adults and is open during the following hours:
Monday 11 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm; 7 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm; 7 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Work at Books Down Under and get involved: fill out a volunteer form and return it to BDU: Bookstore Volunteer Form
We don't like:
Drop off donated books during Library hours at the staff door off the Library Parking lot. Tax forms available.