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December is the annual membership drive for the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has raised funds to support library programs and services since 1948.

Annual tax-deductible memberships are available at multiple levels. Funds raised help bring Oak Park an Annual Book Fair, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture, and the Writers at Wright lecture series, offered in collaboration with The Book Table, Midwest Media and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. New this year, a Friends’ 2014 membership at any level provides early/free admission to the group’s Annual Book Fair, typically held the first weekend in August.

“We are grateful for the Friends and their continued support,” said Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David Seleb. “In 2013, members’ generosity helped support ‘20,000 Reads Under the Sea,’ the library’s community-wide summer reading program for all ages, adaptive technology upgrades at the Main Library for visitors with visual and hearing impairments, and refreshed furnishing for children and adults in all three library buildings.”

Learn more about the Friends, memberships and benefits.