Galesburg Public Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Galesburg Public Library group was organized in 1984 to support the library’s work. The Friends is a nonprofit organization open to everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or place of residence. The group operates under the supervision and guidance of the Board of Trustees and does not involve itself in library policy. Membership brochures are available here and at the library. You may contact the Friends via email for additional information. View the Constitution and By-Laws. The Friends are always looking for new members who want to support the Galesburg Public Library’s programs and services. Please call the library at (309) 343-6118 for more information.

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Verna Treasure — President
David Graflund — Vice President
Christine Sackey — Secretary
Sandy Gillenwater — Treasurer

Library Liaison

Heather Sipes

Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Library hold semi-annual used book sales. All revenue benefits the library. The next book sale is scheduled for October 20-22, 2022. Like Friends of the Galesburg Public Library on Facebook for updates.

Donation Guidelines

The Friends of the Library accept hardcover and paperback books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition. Donations may be dropped off at the library on Saturdays between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The library is not able to accept book donations on other days of the week. Donations will be evaluated and added to the Friends of the Library book sale if appropriate. Items not accepted:

  • Textbooks older than 5 years
  • Damaged or mildewed books (broken spines, ripped covers and pages)
  • Large donations of magazines (one bag or box of magazines published within the last 5 years will be accepted)
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Cassette tapes
  • VHS tapes
  • Encyclopedias older than 5 years

We appreciate all of the donations that we have received over the years and hope that the guidelines will help you with your donations. It is hard for our volunteers to throw out a book, even if damaged or old, and we hope the guidelines will make it easier for them and our staff. Thanks for your help with this and we hope to see you at the next sale.

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