Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Orland Park Public Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging public interest and financial support for the library. They support various programs and cultural activities held at the library for the enjoyment of the entire community.

Become a Friend!

You can support the Friends by becoming a member. “Friend” level memberships are just $5 per year and “Good Friend” memberships are $10 per year. “Best Friend” memberships and above start at $25 per year. Memberships are year-to-date, so you can join any time and receive a full-year’s benefits.

If you are interested in joining Friends of the Orland Park Public Library, Membership Forms are available at the library and by downloading the PDF “Friends Membership Information”.

The Friends of the Orland Park Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

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Board of Directors
President: Pattie Goble
Vice President: Eileen Yates
Treasurer: Melissa Panio-Petersen
Secretary: Diane Gallagher

Board Members:
Michael Bisberg
Cathi Flaherty
Shirley Haiduk

Meetings
Meetings are held throughout the year. Please email aandros@orlandparklibrary.org; or call Anthony Andros at
(708) 428-5203 for dates and further information.
Recycled Reads Book Sale

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The Friends sponsor RECYCLED READS, an ever-changing selection of gently-used books available for purchase. RECYCLED READS is located across from the main staircase on the first floor. Stop in and shop for recent bestsellers, large print titles, classics, biographies, and more.

The Friends of the Orland Park Public Library is always accepting donations of books! The materials must be very gently-used and current. The Friends will not accept any physical audio-visual items, such as DVDs, Blu-rays, CD audiobooks, VHS, music, etc. Also, the Friends will not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, or yearbooks.

Donations should be bagged or boxed and may be given to staff at the Welcome Kiosk located in the lobby.

Contact Anthony Andros at (708) 428-5203 for a drop-off appointment of larger donations (more than 3 bags or boxes).

The Friends of the Orland Park Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Thank you for your support of the Friends of OPPL!

Paperback Racks at the Metra Train Stations
Look for the Friends paperback book racks at the Orland Park Metra train stations. Commuters are welcome to take these books for their train commute. You are also encouraged to use this forum as a paperback exchange if desired.

The proceeds from the sale of these items and from Recycled Reads support adult, teen and youth programming at the library.