Support the Library
Join the Friends of the Library
The Friends of Cook Memorial Public Library District is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that works to promote reading in general and the Cook Memorial Library in particular.
Donate Media to the Next Friends Book Sale: Collection Bins Are Out Now!
The next Book Sale will take place April 22–24 at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
Donations of used books, CDs, and DVDs are being accepted now at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills and Cook Park Library in Libertyville. Look for the collection barrels just inside the main entrances. Stop in any time during library hours: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday; and 1–5 p.m. Sunday.
Have Books to Donate When the Collection Barrels Aren't Out?
Bernie's Book Bank (nonprofit) accepts children's books at their warehouse at 28101 Ballard Drive, Lake Forest.
Goodwill (nonprofit) accepts all kinds of books. There are two nearby locations: an attended drop-off in Red Top Plaza at 1316 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, and the Goodwill Store, 761 S. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein.
Better World Books (for profit) has an unattended bin in the parking lot at neighboring Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire.
Make a Donation
If you'd like to make a monetary donation in support of the library and its services to the community, please complete the Donation Request Form. Submit completed form to Gabriella Pantle at the Cook Park Library.
Purchase a Book for the Library's Collection
Commemorate a special occasion or honor a loved one with a purchased donation for the library district's collection. Each book purchased with a donation bears a distinctive bookplate noting the donor's name and the name of the person or the occasion being remembered or celebrated.
Donation Request Form
Submit completed form to Gabriella Pantle at the Cook Park Library.
Donate a Tree
Honor a family member, commemorate the birth of a future reader, or remember a special occasion by donating a tree to the Aspen Drive Library. A bronze dedication plaque will be installed by each donated tree. For additional information or to reserve a tree, please call Gabriella Pantle at 847-362-2330, ext. 1101.