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Friends of the Niles Library

The Friends are a voluntary organization which supports the Niles Public Library District. We share a belief that a good library is essential to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community.

Who can join the Friends?

Membership is open to all individuals and organizations interested in making an investment in the Niles Public Library District. Stop by the Patron Services desk for an application.

Annual Memberships: $20/year for individuals, $15/year for seniors (62+), Free for students

The Friends of the Niles Library is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax-deductible.

What do Friends do?

If you enjoy getting involved, working on fun projects with others, or are looking for a way to support the Niles Public Library, join the Friends group. The Friends provided funding for the Library's Google Virtual Tour, The Chicago Shakespeare Project performances, and the Library's new sculpture called "Perpetual Knowledge" in the Commons area.

When do the Friends meet?

Join the Friends at the Niles Public Library in the Board Room or Meeting Room on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. The Friends do not meet in July and August.

If I join the Friends, do I have to attend meetings?

Not everyone who joins the Friends is able to attend meetings or serve on committees. Many are interested in supporting the library through volunteer service or a financial contribution.

Contact the Friends!

For more information about the Friends, please call Chris Hanusiak, Friends President at 847-588-0011 or contact via email here.

Friends' Continuous Sale

The Friends' Continuous Sale is located in the Commons area next to the vending cafe.

Hardcover Books$1.50
DVDs/CD-ROM (per disc)$2.00
Videogames (per disc)$2.00
Books on CD/Tape & J Kits$1.50
VHS Videos/per tape$1.50
10 or more VHS tapes$1.00
VHS Video Sets/per tape$1.50
Music CDs$1.50
Music Cassettes$0.50
Vinyl Records$0.50
Sheet Music$0.75
Empty DVD CasesFREE

All materials sold "as is." All sales final.


Patrons can donate unwanted, new or gently-used items. Please drop off items on the cart in the entrance of the Library. We accept hardcover/paperback books, DVDs, Audio CDs or Books on CD.

We cannot accept damaged, marked-up or moldy items, journals, activity books, telephone books, encyclopedias, or Reader's Digest Condensed books.