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Friends Quarterly Spring 2024 News

Shop the Children’s Book Sale by the Friends Stop by the Library Foyer to browse and purchase gently used, bargain-priced children’s books, just in time for the Library’s Summer Reading Program and your summer trips and staycations. Thursday, June 6, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
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Friends of Lake Forest Library Winter Quarterly News 2023

Holiday Book Bazaar Stop by the Library Foyer November 27 through December 23 to browse an assortment of holiday books selected to get you in the spirit of the season and to give as gifts. Prices are marked at the top of the first white page of each book. Payment is cash on the honor sy...

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Shop the Friends Holiday Book Bazaar

The Friends of Lake Forest Library will hold its traditional Holiday Book Bazaar November 29–December 22 in the Library Foyer! The sale includes a small assortment of holiday books that would be perfect for a gift, stocking stuffer, or just to enjoy yourself during the holiday season. Prices a...

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Supporting the Library in Fiscal Year 2023

The Friends are pleased to announce the approval of the following grants totaling $122,760 for Lake Forest Library for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2023: $40,000 toward the retention of an art and cataloging expert to work with the Library’s art collection $20,000 toward live programming f...

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Announcing the 2022 Featured Book for Lake Forest Reads

Lake Forest Reads, our One Book, One Community program, returns this fall! We are pleased to announce this year’s selection: "Her Hidden Genius" by Marie Benedict Marie Benedict’s powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our DNA, a woman wh...

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(Past event) The Children’s Book Sale returns this June!

The Children’s Book Sale is returning! Browse and purchase a wide selection of gently‑used, bargain‑priced children’s books, just in time for Summer Reading Beyond the Beaten Path, road trips, and family vacations! Stop by the Children’s Book Sale in the Library Foyer Thursday, June 9

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Friends resume book donations November 8

The Friends of Lake Forest Library are accepting used book donations beginning Monday, November 8, 2021. Donations are accepted whenever the Library is open. For open hours, please refer to the top or bottom of this website. For a list of items they accept, visit

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Shop the Friends Fall Book Sale September 16–19

We are excited to once again hold our annual Fall Book Sale at the Lake Forest Recreation Center. We missed interacting with our volunteers, shoppers, and the Lake Forest community during this past year and cannot wait to see everyone again. 45th Annual Fall Book Sale Thursday, September 16 Read More