Who are the FRIENDS and what do they do?
The Friends of the Berwyn Library are people just like you who enjoy the library and support its programs and services in a variety of ways, much like parents support schools through PTO's.
The Friends exist to raise money exclusively for library programs, materials, special equipment and services, and to promote the library in the community. They generate financial support through fundraising events and membership dues. The organization is led by a volunteer board of officers and maintains a close relationship with the library. The Friends board can be reached at 708-795-8000 ext. 3096, or email "friends @ berwynlibrary.org". Join the Friends today!
The Friends primary fundraiser is the ongoing book sale held in the first floor elevator lobby of the library. Donations from the community are accepted throughout the year to stock the sale. We accept gently used hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and videos for adults and children. We do not accept magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks.
The Friends have four meetings per year and host programs. These programs complement the library's mission to support literacy and lifelong learning. Find more information in their Newsletter.
If you want more information about the Friends, leave them a voicemail at 708-795-8000 ext. 3096, or email "friends @ berwynlibrary.org", and someone will get back to you promptly!
Keshia Garnett (Library Director), Mary Peranteau (President), Open Position (Vice-President), Lois Hummel (Secretary/Treasurer), Mildred Ayala, Sue Stopka and Phyllis Walden (Board Members), and Briana Perlot (Library Liaison).