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Friends Upcoming Book Sales

Saturday & Sunday, October 1book sale9 & 20, 2013

Hours are 9-5 Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Park in the north lot for the book sale towards the rear of the building.

Lots of hardcover and paperback books, A/V and more at bargain prices! $4 Bag Sale on Sunday. Please note that the Friends no longer accept donations of LP records, VHS, cassettes, encyclopedias, textbooks, or Readers Digest Condensed books. Bring donated items to the Checkout Desk for a receipt.

Special Friends members preview sale on Thursday, October 17 from 6-8 p.m. (You must already be a member to attend the preview sale.) For all sales, there will be a $10 fee to bring in scanners.

Volunteers are also needed to help sort books before the sale. For more information or to help with the book sale/sorting, e-mail the Friends at, or call Bill Edminster, Assistant Library Director
and Friends liaison, at 815-385-0036.

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About the Friends

The Friends of the McHenry Public Library is a non-profit organization whose members are interested in promoting the welfare and growth of the library, in enriching its resources and in making its services better known. The Friends provide support for the library through volunteer service, fund-raising and program promotion.

The Friends board and members generally meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the library's Meeting Room. All potential members are welcome to attend. Volunteer opportunities include: book sales, book sorting, special speakers, children's programs, adult programs drive, membership, newsletter/publicity, special events and organizing bus tours. 

Anyone interested in serving on a Friends committee or volunteering on a Friends project should leave a message for us at the library's Checkout Desk or call Bill Edminster at 815-385-0036. You can also e-mail us.

Officers: Judy Moore, President; Ethel Huberty, Vice President; Teri Jones, Secretary; Georgann Caputo, Treasurer.


The Friends host fund-raising events each year such as used and ongoing book sales, and they help sponsor the annual Summer Reading Club as well as children's book discussion groups and movie programs. Their used book sale area is near the Checkout Desk.

Membership Benefits

In addition to the satisfaction of nurturing the library, Friends members enjoy the chance to contribute to the growth and well-being of our community and it's an opportunity to have fun and socialize with others who value the library's contributions to our lives.

How to Join

Simply pick up and complete an application form at the library's Checkout Desk and return it with your dues payment. Your renewable membership is good for one calendar year as indicated on the membership card.


Funds raised by the Friends help the library to thrive by purchasing items not covered in the library's regular budget, and by sponsoring programs and special celebrations. Recent gifts include:

The Friends have accomplished a great deal since the group was formed many years ago. Please consider joining the Friends in their efforts.