Friends of the Library

The Friends actively promote community awareness of the library and provide funds for library equipment and programs.

Annual Membership Fee

  • $5 individual
  • $7 family
  • $50 life-individual
  • $75 life-family

Membership Application


Friends Scholarships

The Friends of Lake Villa District Library will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to two qualifying high school seniors graduating in 2018 who are planning to pursue a two or four year degree at any accredited college, university or vocational school.  Applicants must be Lake Villa Township residents.  Applications are due February 26, 2018.

Friends Scholarship Instructions and Application


Friends Monthly Meetings

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Next Meeting: Thursday, February15th  |  5:30pm   |  Meeting Room A

Previous Meeting Minutes: March 16 | April 20 | July 20 | August 10 | September 21 | October 19 | November 16

2017 Budget Meeting Minutes:  April 26

Annual Meeting Minutes: May 2017


Book Donations

Book sales are our primary source of revenue, so we love receiving donated books. We’ve received some incredible donations in the past year. Thank you!

We do ask that you please limit your donations to clean, gently used books that haven’t been exposed to moisture, and please refrain from donating outdated encyclopedias, textbooks and hardcover Reader’s Digest books.  Please see our Donation Guidelines for more detail.

Smaller book donations can be put in the drop-off slot to the left of the lobby book shelves. Boxes of books can be brought to Receiving, around the left side of the building. Contact the library prior to arriving with large donations so that someone can meet you.

Charitable donation receipts are available at the Circulation Desk.

Those looking for a place to recycle books that we can’t accept can check out Book Rescue

Friends of the Library Board

Ellen Wing – President
Janet Peterson – Vice President
Sue Vogl – Secretary
Larry Wing – Treasurer

Friends of the Library Bylaws

The Friends can be contacted at