Help Support the Library, Be a Friend !
Next Book Sale: Oct. 24-26, 2013
They enjoy helping the library prosper and grow through various fund-raising activities. Proceeds from events like their bi-annual book sale have resulted in many enhancements to the library such as the Peek-A-Book system in the children’s department, added titles to the audiobook, Spanish, and large print collections, and a popcorn machine that is used during movie events
Meetings : 7 p.m. on third Tuesday each month in the library's meeting room on the lower level. All are welcome!
Directors: Bonnie Kalaway, Carol Prang, Lorraine Karnatz
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Programs Brought To You By the Friends!
Past Programs Sponsored by the Friends
Beginning Your Family History
Historic Downtown Carpentersville with Phil Aleo
Lyric Opera Lecture Series: La Boheme
Meet Benjamin Franklin
Classical Composer Series: Tchaikovsky
Lyric Opera Lecture Series: Rigoletto
Classical Composer Series: Beethoven
Classical Composer Series: Mozart
Rosie the Riveter: We Can Do It!
Headstones & History
Grow Your Green Thumb
Beginning Steps in Interior Decorating
The Prairie Voices
Tea Talk with Catherine Andorka
The Civil War Like You Never Knew
The Milwaukee Road in the Chicago Area Between the Wars
Misty River Music Makers
A Century of Hats: 1860-1960
The ABCs of Photo Organization
Baseball in the Movies
Dundee Township Historical Society presents The Suffragettes
The Last Great Race: Team Moon
Agatha Christie: The Mystery of Living
A Musical Salute to Veterans with Patti Ecker
Jacobs High School Madrigal Singers
Lyric Opera Lecture Series: Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado
Car Care Clinic for Girls
From Classical to Jazz, or Why Does the Devil Have All the Good Notes?
Book Donations Accepted Year-Round
Donations accepted at the Dundee Library Only (555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee)
We welcome your clean and gently used adult and children's books, music CDs, DVDs, books on cassette or CD, and large print materials. To donate your items, simply drop them off at the account services desk. You will receive a form for tax deductions if you wish. Please do not use the book return slots for your donations.
These items are sold to the public at our two annual book sales, and the proceeds are donated to the library to supplement needs that are not covered in the library’s yearly budget. These funds have allowed the library to offer adult programs, tours for every second grade class in our district, and much more. Our next sale is April 18-20, 2013.
We appreciate your donations! If you have any questions about specific donations, please call the library at (847) 428-3661, ext. 5832 or email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations-What We Have Done
Kids have enjoyed the Peek-A-Book Kiosk which was donated by the Friends of the Library. Go to the Children's Department to view this interactive technology up close! Children can watch book reviews featuring puppets and book selection readings. Two headphones are available for children to listen, and the books being reviewed are available on the kiosk bookshelves for checkout.
The globe near the Children's Reference Desk has been a welcome addition.
Children have been learning their alphabet letters
from the beautiful caterpillar rug which is in the children's play area.
*More items for the adult audiobook, large print, and spanish language collections
*Purchase of new tables for the meeting room
*Crocodile Board Book Display in the Children's Area
Past Book Sales
Eleanor Mamayek preparing for the sale, and the organized tables for the sale!
May 2011: $2,492.55
Jan. 2010: $1,700 plus.
Nov. 2009: $2,700 plus.
May 2009: $2,800.
Nov. 2008: $3,300 plus.
April 2008: $3,000 plus.
May & October 2007 Sales: $7,000
We thank you for your support !