Friends of the Library

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 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Current resident of Lake Villa Township
2. Graduating high school senior in 2019
3. After 2019 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 Saturday, March 2, 2019.


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 21, 2019 |  5:30pm   |  Conference Room 

Previous Meeting Minutes:  January 2019

Annual Meeting Minutes: May 2018


Book Donations

Book sales are our primary source of revenue, so we love receiving donated books. We’ve received some incredible donations in the past year. Thank you!

We do ask that you please limit your donations to clean, gently used books that haven’t been exposed to moisture, and please refrain from donating outdated encyclopedias, textbooks and hardcover Reader’s Digest books.  Please see our Donation Guidelines for more detail.

Smaller book donations can be put in the drop-off slot to the left of the lobby book shelves. Boxes of books can be brought to Receiving, around the left side of the building. Contact the library prior to arriving with large donations so that someone can meet you.

Charitable donation receipts are available at the Circulation Desk.

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