Upcoming Book Sales
Spring Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21 during library hours. The Friends want to clear out their inventory! On Sunday, May 21, fill a bag of books for just $5! The sale will be held in the library's warehouse. Use the north parking lot and enter towards the rear of the building. There is a $10 fee to bring in a scanner to any book sales, including the preview.
Special Preview Sale for Friends Members (a/o April 31, 2017): Thursday, May 18, 6-8 p.m.
Friends Need Sorting Help
Upcoming Friends Meetings
For 2017: February 16, May 18, September 21 & November 16, all at 7 p.m. at the library. Visitors are always welcome to attend.
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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 value of the library, enriching its resources and promoting its services. 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 certain months 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, membership, newsletter/publicity, and special events.
Officers: Judy Moore, President; Ethel Huberty, Vice President; Barb Knospe, 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 Program as well as children's book discussion groups and movie programs. Their ongoing used book sale area is near the Checkout Desk.
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 the Friends
Click here to download and print a membership form, or pick one up 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:
- New public services desks
- Digital monitors for lobby announcements
- Annual movie license
- Inventory security system
- Summer reading incentives
- Sponsorship of children's book discussion groups
The Friends have accomplished a great deal since the group was formed many years ago. Please consider joining the Friends in their efforts.