Friends Give Back
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.
This year, material donations were shared with: A Just Harvest, Kidz Korner at the Lake County Courthouse, Humble Design, The Warming House, Mather High School Library, and GSA Club at New Trier High School.
This year, the Friends also gifted rare books to Northwestern University Libraries, Pritzker Military Museum and Library, and the Newberry Library.
Cecilia Clarke - President
Saloni Desharnais - Secretary
Susan Friedman - Book Room Co-Chair
Liz Allan - Book Room Co-Chair
Susan Morrison - Book Room Vice-Chair
Cindy Levine - Membership Chair
Judy Schnecke - Hospitality Co-Chair
Traci Bernthal - Treasurer
Jennifer Mullman - Marketing Chair
Friends of the Library FY23-24 Meeting Schedule
The Friends of the Library will hold their regular business meetings on the following Wednesdays at 9:15am in the Small Meeting Room on the lower level of the library:
- October 11, 2023
- January 10, 2024
- February 14, 2024
- March 13, 2024
- April 10, 2024 (tentative)
- May 15, 2024
All members and volunteers are welcome to attend.
Books Down Under
Books Down Under is open the following days and times:
Volunteer for Friends
Work at Books Down Under and get involved: fill out a volunteer form and return it to BDU: Bookstore Volunteer Form
Donating to Books Down Under
Drop off donated books to during Library hours in the staff entrance vestibule, located on the northeast side of the building near the Library van parking space. Tax receipts available.
- Gently used books in good condition
- Fiction or Nonfiction, for adults or children
- Classics in good condition
- Recent Best Sellers
- CDs & DVDs in good working condition
- Sheet music & LPs
- Books in poor condition
- Damaged/torn/broken bindings
- Dirty/moldy/water damaged
- Highlights, underlining, or markings
- Encyclopedia sets
- Dated nonfiction
- Outdated travel or technology books