Friends of the Library

Our building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please do not return library materials at this time; all due dates have been extended.

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

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 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Current resident of Lake Villa Township
2. Graduating high school senior in 2020
3. After 2020 graduation, student plans to pursue a two or four year degree at any accredited college, 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 Monday, March 16, 2020. 


Annual Membership Fee

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

Membership Application


Friends Monthly Meetings

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Next Meeting: March 19, 2019 |  5:30pm 

Previous Meeting Minutes:  January 2020

Annual Meeting Minutes: May 2019


Book Donations 

The Friends are happy to accept donations of new or gently used books, current magazines, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.  For large donations please call 847.356.7711. 

Please note:  encyclopedias, textbooks and Reader's Digest Condensed Books are not accepted.  


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