Book sales

Buying books is a great way to support the library. Our Friends of the Library group sponsors regular used book sale events and an ongoing sale on the first floor - the Book Nook!

Upcoming Book Sales


Annual 2024 Book Sale

Friday, September 20 - Friends Member Night

Saturday, September 21

Sunday, September 22



The Book Nook

Find great books available at bargain prices during regular library hours. Just check out the shelves on the first floor. Pay for the books at the Circulation desk on the first floor.

Contact the Friends at or 847-376-2922 for more information.


Being a Friends volunteer

If you love shopping at the Friends' booksales, why not help out too? The Friends need volunteers to help manage the Book Nook one or two hours per week. These volunteers also set up for book sales on the Wednesdays and Thursday mornings prior to all sales. If you are able to work for two or three hours, please call 847-376-2922 or email and leave your name and phone number. You'll need to be a Friends' member to volunteer.


Donating Item

We  accept

  • Modern adult fiction (both hard and soft cover) published after 2000 
  • Gently used children's fiction, any year.                                  
  • Classic Fiction
  • Computer/Technology related books published after 2010.
  • Complete sets of encyclopedias published after 2010
  • Textbooks, business and reference books published after 2007
  • Health and medical books published after 2007
  • Travel Guides published after 2014

IMPORTANT donation instructions:  

  • All items must be in good condition. Items that have at any time been wet, show evidence of mold or have broken bindings cannot be accepted.
  • Items must be boxed or bagged.
  • If you have more than two cartons please call 847 - 376 - 2922 in advance to arrange a drop off time. If no one answers, please leave a message and we will call you back.

We don't need and will not accept:

  • Video Tapes
  • Audiobooks
  • Records
  • Cassette Tapes
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Encyclopedia yearbooks
  • Condensed books