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Gifts to the Oak Park Public Library touch thousands of lives each year. The library is supported by the Oak Park community and individual donors. Your generousity makes it possible for us to continue to provide the community with the highest quality resources, services, spaces and experiences that directly engage people of all ages. You can give at any time, in person and online:

Planned giving

Your planned gift or bequest will help ensure that your library can continue to respond to the everchanging expectations of the 21st century, building the best collections, events, spaces and resources for all of Oak Park's children, teens and adults. See how you can make a difference through one or more of these targeted funds. The following library funds are managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. To begin a new fund, contact Executive Director David Seleb (d.seleb@oppl.org, 708.697.6911) or Assistant Director Jim Madigan (jmadigan@oppl.org, 708.697.6909).

  1. Helen M. Harrison Endowed Book Fund: established by long-time library loyalist Helen Harrison for new books and materials. Give now >
  2. Fallon Family Fund: Helping us deliver cutting-edge projects and resources for all of our community's children. Give now >
  3. Bernard and Cecilia Sinkevitch Fund: ongoing support for building our collections. Give now >
  4. Scoville-Hutchinson Library Fund: scholarship support for professional development, helping library employees earn a Master's of Library Science degree. Give now >
  5. Oak Park Public Library Capital Fund: helping support building and capital needs, and since July 2011 including former library trustee's Ina Ostertag Scholarship Fund. Give now >
  6. H. Spencer Green Trust: an unrestricted fund bringing special projects to our community. Give now >
  7. Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund: ongoing support for building community bridges and the greater good of the library. Give now >

Honor and memorial gifts

Remember loved ones, long-time neighbors and friends. Honor milestones including birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. By making a gift, you can specify a specific subject area, and choose to name who you are honoring and you as the donor, on a permanent bookplate. To learn more, contact Executive Director David Seleb (d.seleb@oppl.org, 708.697.6911) or Assistant Director Jim Madigan (jmadigan@oppl.org, 708.697.6909).