Friends of the Shorewood Public Library

Friends of Shorewood Public Library

The mission of the Friends, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is to provide financial and volunteer support to the Shorewood Public Library. As an advocate for the library, the Friends strives to ensure that it remains a vital and essential part of village life. 

How we Raise Funds

How You Can Support the Friends

Friends Book Sale

Donate your gently used books and media to our in-library and eBay book sales.

Membership Dues & Donations

Become a Friend or renew your membership today. Volunteer time, donate money, or both. We appreciate your support.

Memorials & Tributes Giving

Pay tribute to family members and friends by noting important occasions in their lives such as birthdays and anniversaries with personalized bookplates inside new library books. 

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Designate Friends of the Shorewood Public Library as your charity of choice at At no cost to you, 0.5% of whatever you spend is donated to our library! You only need to register once.

Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Thank you for supporting our library.

What We Do:

  • Volunteer at the library through the Adopt-A-Shelf program and/or assist at major events.
  • Fund the library’s Lucky Day collection, BookPage subscription, and collections of travel books, foreign language fiction, and high-demand DVDs of popular television series.
  • Underwrite 57% of the library’s programming costs, including reading programs for children and adults, Shakespeare in Shorewood, Summer Celebration, visiting lecturers, and Shorewood Reads.
  • Support the library’s regionally renowned Early Literacy Center.

To learn more about how to help:          


2019 Members of the Board of the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library:

Jeannée Sacken, President Alice Davis, Director
Joan Spector, Vice-President Kathy Clark, Director
Jane Tomasi, Secretary Susan Lofton, Director
Elizabeth Jonas, Treasurer  Anne O’Meara, Director
Rachel Collins, Library Director McKenzie Edmonds, Director
Alex Dimitroff, Library Board Liaison Priscilla Pardini, Director, Past-President  
Hayley Johnson, Adult Services Librarian Laura Peracchio, Director
Tricia Briceno, Director Len Weistrop, Director