The Friends of the Waukegan Public Library are a not-for-profit, voluntary organization of individuals committed to promoting and sustaining the collection, programs, and services of the Waukegan Public Library. Joining the Friends is a great way to get involved with the library and the community of Waukegan. The Friends generate funds through the sale of used books and audiovisual materials in the book sale area. The Used Book Sale area is located on the main floor of the library and is open all hours the library is open. Donate materials to the Friends.
Book sale prices are as follows:
- Hard Cover $1.00
- Paperback 50¢
- Romance 5 for $1.00
- Children’s 4 for 25¢
- DVD $1.00
- CD 50¢
- VHS 25¢
- Magazine 2 for 25¢
- Books on tape 50¢
Won’t You Join the Friends?
Your membership in the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library supports many activities and programs including the Read en Route book exchange at the Metra Station, the Courtyard Concert series, and books and materials for the Children’s Department, such as the take-home Discovery Packs for young children. We have over 335 members and are always anxious to make new Friends. Membership in the Friends entitles you to the following benefits:
Our quarterly newsletter
An invitation to our Annual Dinner each April
Advance notice of special events
Personal satisfaction of supporting a vital community resource
Membership forms are available at the Customer Service Desk on the main floor of the library, at all book sales, at the concert series, and online using the form below. You may print the online form below and mail it with a check payable to: Friends of the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson