Support literacy, learning, and community connection

When you give locally, you can choose to share a gift that nurtures ideas and spreads knowledge in and around Oak Park. You can support the freedom to read, to learn, and to grow. Loyalty and generosity to your local public library helps a 113-year-old institution, dedicated to literacy and community connection, continue to be free and accessible to all. To learn more about how you can make a difference and keep Oak Park’s center of information, local history, and civic engagement strong, contact Executive Director David J. Seleb (d.seleb@oppl.org708.697.6911) or Deputy Director Jim Madigan (,708.697.6909). 

All donations are tax deductible. Give in person, securely online (through the Illinois State Treasurer's office), and through dedicated funds managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation.

  • Helen M. Harrison Endowed Book Fund: Established by long-time library loyalist Helen Harrison for new books and materials. Give now.
  • Fallon Family Fund: Helping deliver cutting-edge projects and resources for all of our community's children. Give now.
  • Bernard and Cecilia Sinkevitch Fund: Ongoing support for building collections. Give now.
  • Scoville-Hutchinson Library Fund: Scholarship support for professional development, helping library employees earn a Master of Library Science degree. Give now.
  • Oak Park Public Library Capital Fund: For building and capital needs. Since July 2011 includes the Ina Ostertag Scholarship Fund, which honors a former library trustee. Give now.
  • H. Spencer Green Trust: An unrestricted fund bringing special projects to our community. Give now.
  • Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund: Ongoing support for building community bridges. Give now.

Honor loved ones and personal milestones

Remember loved ones, long-time neighbors and friends. Honor milestones including birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. By making a gift, you can choose a subject area and name who you are honoring on a bookplate. Contact us now.