Friends of the Villa Park Library


“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
–Francesco Guicciardini

Do you love your Library? Become a FRIEND!  You can also become a member or renew your membership online!

The Friends act as advocates for the library; sponsoring programs and fundraising events, promoting the Library within the community, and helping to improve the Library facilities and services. Friends are volunteers from all walks of life who share a common interest in the Library. For more information about how Friends organizations benefit their Libraries, check out the information provided by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.

Throughout the year the Friends of the Villa Park Library put on fundraising events to raise money to supplement our Library’s annual budget. Fundraising events this past year included a Trivia Night held at Crazy Pour, the Spring Craft and Vendor Show, two Lou Malnati’s coupon sales, Nothing Bundt the Cake, a Panera Dine-out, and we brought back our Murder Mystery Play and the Annual St. Nick Mart. So far in 2024, the Friends have helped with the Cocoa Crawl in February and supported other requests from the library.

These fundraisers and donations to the Friends of the Villa Park Library help us provide the library with new materials such as additional books and DVD’s, the Seed Library, sensory toys, games, Braille Lego’s and programming such as Bakers in Training at Panera Bread, Video Game Party, and Cosley Zoo for the Youth Services Department. We also sponsor some of the Library’s other programing like the Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club Show, Summer Family Movies in Cortesi Park and Chocolate 101 with Chef Gale Gand!

The Friends meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. For more information, email the Friends at:

Upcoming Event

Spring Craft & Vendor Fair, Sunday, May 5 from 11am-2pm. Free admission! Indoors! Held at the Villa Park Public Library, located at 305 S. Ardmore Avenue in Villa Park.

Mission Statement

  • To promote the library and provide improved services, educational programs and facilities within the library community
  • To enhance the library’s collection and provide support for services beyond the library’s budget.
  • To offer a forum to generate ideas and visions for future growth


Please fill out a membership application. You may also become a member online here. Membership rates are:

Membership Types
Individual membership: $10.00 Single student: $7.00
Family membership: $20.00 Patron: $50.00
Single senior (60+): $7.00 Best Friend: $75.00 and over

Please make checks payable to Friends of the Villa Park Library. All monies given to The Friends are tax deductible. Drop off or mail to:

The Villa Park Public Library
 Attn: Friends
305 S. Ardmore
Villa Park, IL 60181

To make an online donation to support the Friends of the Villa Park Library, please click here!