Friends of the Waukegan Public Library

The Friends of the Waukegan Public Library are a not-for-profit, voluntary organization of community members committed to promoting and sustaining the collection, programs, and services of the Waukegan Public Library. The Friends manage the Library’s Book Sale and use the money they raise to support many activities and programs, like the summer Courtyard Concerts series, books and materials for the Children’s Department, special events, and more.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is located on the main floor of the library along the south wall, and is open whenever the library is open. You can buy books, DVDs, and more in excellent condition at a great price. And every dollar supports the library’s work!

Here are the current book sale prices:

  • Hard Cover $1.00
  • Paperback 50¢
  • Romance 5 for $1.00
  • Children’s 4 for 25¢
  • DVD $1.00
  • CD 50¢
  • Books on tape 50¢

The Friends of the Library welcome donations of materials in good condition. Click here to learn more about donating materials to the Friends’ Book Sale.

Join the Friends

Joining the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library is a great way to  get involved with the Library! We have over 100 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 Meeting each April
 Advance notice of special events
 Personal satisfaction of supporting a vital community resource

Membership forms are available here, at the Customer Service Desk on the main floor of the library, at all book sales, and at the concert series. Mail your completed form with a check payable to the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library to: Friends of the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.

For more information, please email