Donations

Gift and Memorial Books
Consider donating a Gift Book to celebrate an event, memorialize a loved one or honor an individual, while supporting the growth of the Library’s collections in a very personal way. Our community will benefit from your generosity.

Each gift book, CD, DVD or other item chosen for the Library’s collection will bear an inscribed book plate. The inscription may be specified by the donor.

The Gift Book program is used to enhance the Library’s collection through the purchase of specially chosen materials. You may choose the category of materials, the subject of the item and/or a specific title for your commemorative gifts.

Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. All titles must meet the criteria set by Village government in the Library’s Collection Management Policy.

Click here for the Gift Book form.

Contact Library Administration staff at (630) 368-7708 for more information.

Volunteers
Volunteers enhance every service, program and activity at the Library. As a volunteer, you can meet new people, learn new skills and feel proud to be giving back to your community. Volunteers help in a variety of ways, including preparing new materials for the collection, repairing damaged materials, shelving materials, assisting with children's programs and crafts, preserving the Library's history, and many other projects. Wonderful opportunities await you as a volunteer at the Library.

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age.

Click here for the Volunteer Application.

Contact the Administrative offices of the Library at (630) 368-7708 for more information.

Donations
Your generous donation to the Library of gently used books or other materials is much appreciated. We accept donations of:
  • Hardcover books
  • Paperback books
  • Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
We will provide a receipt for items accepted for collections. The receipt may be used to show a donation for tax purposes. We are unable, however, to assign an appraised value for donated items. You may wish to refer to IRS Taxpayer Information Publications 526, Charitable Contributions, and 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property, for assistance in deciding what value to claim for your donations. These publications can be found at irs.gov.

Staff will determine if the donated materials are to be added to our collections.

Materials not chosen for addition may be given to the Friends of the Oak Brook Library for inclusion in their annual April Book Sale in support of the Library. Some items also may be put on the shelves in the Lobby, immediately available to the public for a suggested minimal donation.

Examples of items that will not be accepted for donation:
  • Magazines, including National Geographic, loose or in bound volumes (except food magazines)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Law Books
  • Textbooks
  • Home-taped audio-visual materials
  • Computer software
  • Musty, mildewed, soiled or damaged items
Before bringing your items for donation to the Library, please contact:
Library staff, (630) 368-7700, option 2 (Circulation) or
Mary Ann Nunez, Friends Book Sale Chair (630) 368-7737