When you choose to give locally, you support work that strives to empower every voice in our community. You support the freedom to read, to learn, and to grow. And you help make our community stronger with more meaningful connections.
When giving to your local library, you invest in foundational resources, services, and spaces that support a unique quality of life in Oak Park. You support work dedicated to literacy, education, diversity, inclusion, equity, health, safety, and affordability. You also choose to help connect people and community, to educate global citizens, and to sustain, share, and respect our community’s resources.
Monetary donations are tax deductible
Donate online to a dedicated endowment fund
Jim Madigan Oak Park Public Library Staff Education Fund
Help provide resources for the educational advancement of library staff, in honor of Jim’s 25 years at the library.
Bernard and Cecilia Sinkevitch Fund
Provide ongoing support for building collections.
Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund
Offer ongoing support for building community bridges. Learn more about our Friends »
H. Spencer Green Trust
This unrestricted fund brings special projects to our community.
Helen M. Harrison Endowed Book Fund
Established by long-time library loyalist Helen Harrison for new books and materials.
Oak Park Public Library Capital Fund
Support capital needs. since July 2011, includes the Ina Ostertag Scholarship Fund, which honors a former library trustee.
Scoville-Hutchinson Library Fund
Help library employees earn a Master’s of Library Science degree through this scholarship.
Honor loved ones through a gift to your library
- Honor your loved ones and personal milestones with a bookplate. You choose a subject area and share the name who you are honoring. Contact us now »
- Give any amount and any time in person at any library location.
- All donations are tax deductible.
Donate books, movies & music
Have books, movies, and music you’d like to donate? Donations are accepted all year round at the Main Library only for the Friends’ Annual Book Fair. Learn about the annual book fair and find local organizations accepting book donations »