Friends of the Library

Become A Friend

The Friends of the Library understand the importance of a well-funded public library, and they offer their support and encourage yours! By becoming a member, you ensure that our library will be able to continue to provide the quality of resources and programming you have come to expect.

To get started, simply fill out the application below. Thank you for being a Friend!

Friends of the Library Application 

Who are the Friends?

Friends of the Stickney-Forest View Public Library Logo The Friends of the Library (FOTL) is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our library as an essential institution of our society. Our volunteer members advocate, educate, & raise funds on behalf of the library, its patrons, & the larger Stickney-Forest View community.

The organization embraces the principle that the library is a cornerstone within the Stickney-Forest View community. It raises funds to provide gifts such as new programs, equipment, and materials for the library. The Friends offer used books and magazines for sale throughout the year, as well as host regular fundraisers.

Why Join the Friends?

The Friends of the Library offers free memberships. When you join, you’ll:
  • Have the opportunity to become a board member of a non-profit organization – a great resume builder!
  • Obtain work experience & references
  • Manage annual book drives & ongoing book sales
  • Plan and lead fundraising events
  • Sponsor lively cultural events and educational programs for Library users.

The Friends of the Library will once again be selling food to raise money at two of this year's Village of Stickney Music in the Park concerts. Come out and enjoy some live music and support the Friends of the Library in their mission. 7 p.m. at the Stickney Pavilion at 41st and Ridgeland.
Wednesday, June 6th
Swinging the Standards playing 60s & 70s oldies.
Italian sausages for sale

Wednesday, August 22nd
The Saturday June Band playing Classic Rock/Pop
Grilled chicken sandwiches for sale

If you would like to support the Friends of the Library by volunteering to help at these events, please fill out a Friends of the Library application form.

Stickney-Forest View Public Library District       6800 W. 43rd St, Stickney, IL 60402