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Friends of the Homewood Library

The Friends of the Homewood Library is an independent, nonprofit, membership-based organization that supports the work of the Library through various volunteer activities.

The money we have raised over the years has allowed the Library to purchase special equipment and underwrite special programs that benefit library patrons. We are grateful not only to our past and present volunteers, but also to Library patrons and the Homewood community, for making our contributions possible.

Friends Corner Used Book Sale

Friendly cashiers are waiting for customers every Saturday on the mezzanine level of the library with constantly changing gently used hard cover and paperback books, books on CD and tape, selected high school and college yearbooks, CDs, DVDs and videotape movies and documentaries, record albums, tapes, music books and scores, and specially priced items. Hope to see YOU there!

And don’t forget to visit the Friends Corner any day of the week, Sunday through Friday, during regular Library hours to search shelved bargains that may be paid for on the honor system using the cash box mounted on the side of the first shelf unit.

Price Reduction for Fiction Books on Saturday Sale Carts

The price of newer fiction and books on the bestseller list that are located on the Saturday sale carts has been reduced to $3.

Loss of Friends Volunteers

The Friends of the Homewood Library are saddened by the recent deaths of two of our board members, Bea Friend, who helped with publicity, and Peggy Eisenstein, a long-time volunteer who generously spent many hours working on our book sale committee over a period of approximately twenty years. Both will be deeply missed.

October Friends Coffee House

Prepare yourselves for Halloween by attending our coffee house on Sunday afternoon, October 2, at 2:00 p.m. Chicago historian and award-winning author Richard Lindberg will present a slide program entitled “Devil in the White City and Beyond,” in which he recounts true life stories including that of notorious Chicago killer H. H. Holmes, Lizzie Borden, and Amy Archer Gilligan, the inspiration for the Hollywood movie “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Free of charge.

Contact Us

The Friends may be reached at friendsofthehomewoodlibrary@gmail.com.


  • $5 per adult for a one-year membership.
  • $100 one-time payment per adult for a lifetime membership.
  • Membership forms are available at the Front Desk.
  • We would love to welcome you as a member!
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