The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library's 46th Annual Book Fair is scheduled for July 29 and 30, 2016, in the south cafeteria at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park. The fair typically offers more than 100,000 books in every conceivable category. With funds raised, the Friends continue a tradition that supports literacy and learning Oak Park, including summer reading programs, the Annual Barbara Ballinger Lecture, and free folk music concerts.

Donate materials at the Main Library all year long 

  • The majority of materials sold at the fair are donated by the community. 
  • Accepted: sellable books, movies, and music. 
  • Not accepted: magazines, textbooks, and condensed texts (such as Reader's Digest).

Volunteer before, during, and after the fair

  • Before the sale, volunteers help sort materials, which happens at the high school.
  • During the sale, volunteers help at the counters (people who bill customers) and as cashiers. Others are in charge of restocking and moving materials.
  • Have a question? Email the Friends at

Watch some previous book fair fun (video)

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