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To Become a Friend of the Fountaindae Public Library, print and fill out the form provided HERE and drop it off at the Library or the Bookmobile.

The Friends of Fountaindale Public Library is an organization whose primary purpose is to serve as community advocates for Library services, programs, facilities and needs. The group gives monetary support to the library though fund-raising activities. The Friend's fund-raising activities support funding for programs and services beyond the regular library budget.  Recent gifts to the library include:

  • Summer reading kick-off program
  • Prizes for the Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults
  • Prizes for the " Battle of the Library Cards"- elementary schools
  • Prizes for the "Great Page Race" - middle schools
  • Volunteer assistance at larger programs

The Friends have fundraisers throughout the year. Our most popular event is our bi-annual used book sale. Another revenue source for the Friends, comes from the annual dues and donations from members of the group.  Dues for individuals are only $5 per year, $8 for a familiy membership, $3 for a Senior membership (age 60 and older), $35 for a business membership, and a Lifetime Membership - which is the best bargain for a one time fee of $100.

NEW! Book Cellar Now Open!

Visit the BookCellar, a used book store run by the Friends of Fountaindale Library. The Book Cellar is located in the lower level of the library, next to Studio 300. The Book Cellar offers gently used fiction and non-fiction books; CDs; DVDs; and other items. 

Book Cellar Hours
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

You can contact the Book Cellar at 630-685-4257.

Donating Items

The Friends of the Library have some specific requirements for materials donated for their book sales.  They do not accept:

  • Magazines or newspapers
  • Anything that is in tape format - books on tape or audiocassettes
  • LP's
  • Encyclopedias
  • Sets of books, such as the Time-Life series
  • Textbooks

All donated materials must be clean and dry.  If you have a large amount of materials to donate, please schedule an appointment to drop them off. Contact Marianne at 630-685-4231.

If you LOVE YOUR LIBRARY, or just like it a lot, please consider a membership in the Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library.   To contact the Friends, you can send an e-mail to:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


President:           Jan Rieser

Vice-President:   Jody Hargett

Secretary:          Terry O'Toole

Treasurer:          Mary Tuleja


Phone: 630-759-2102

M-Th: 9 AM - 9 PM
F & Sa: 9 AM - 6 PM
Su: 12 PM - 6 PM


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