Friends of the Library

The Friends of Lake Villa District Library actively raise awareness of the library in the community and  provide financial support through their memberships and book sales. The Friends provide supplemental  funding for library equipment, programs, special events, as well as contributions to various community agencies. In 2018, a scholarship program for local high school graduates who live within the district was established. To learn more about the Friends, access their bylaws or email

Friends of Lake Villa District Library Scholarship

The Friends of Lake Villa District Library will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to two
qualifying high school seniors graduating in 2021.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Current resident of Lake Villa Township.
  2. Graduating high school senior in 2021.
  3. After 2021 graduation, student plans to pursue a two or four degree at any accredited college,
  4. university, junior college or vocational school.

How to Apply:

Scholarship applications are available here and/or with your Guidance Counselor at your high school. Application deadline is Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Friends of the Library Board

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

Monthly Meetings

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Next Meeting: May 20, 2021 |  5:30pm 

Book Donations

The Friends of LVDL accept donations of new or gently used books, current magazines, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.  Kindly place donations in the bin located in the Friends Book Nook.  See library staff if you need a receipt. 

Encyclopedias, textbooks or VHS tapes are not accepted.  For large donations, we recommend Goodwill located at 2051 N. Route 83 in Round Lake Beach.