Friends of the Library

About the Friends

The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer community service organization that raises funds to support library programs and to purchase books and materials. The group raises money by organizing used book sales in the fall and spring and by selling used books year-round on shelves on the main floor and lower level.

Programs Funded by the Friends

  • Books for DeKalb preschoolers enrolled in the DeKalb School District’s early intervention program
  • Books for regular storytime sessions
  • Prizes for the summer reading programs
  • Eight Countries in One Day
  • Crosstown Exotics Bug and Reptile show
  • Archaeology Adventures, a program that explained what archaeologists do
  • Programming designed for people with autism
  • Storywalk in a DeKalb park
  • Concerts
  • Materials and instructors for art projects
  • Authors and speakers
  • Stone Soup Shakespeare, a troupe that adapts plays for children and performs in the park


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You can join the Friends for as little as $10.00. Members enjoy helping with the book sales, learn more about what’s happening at the library, and are invited to participate in allocation decisions at monthly board meetings. Members also receive a free book at every book sale.

1. Online Registration

If you have questions about your membership, contact Deborah Booth, [email protected]

2. Mail Your Membership Form

Make your check payable to Friends of the DeKalb Public Library, write membership fee in the memo line, and mail to treasurer Donna Gable, 850 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115.

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