Support the Library

The Hinsdale Public Library is a great resource for the community-it has something for everyone of every age.  Ever wonder how you can support the Library?  There are several ways that you contribute your time and money


Donations and gifts are always welcomed to supplement the Library’s budget. Your donation is an investment in the community which will be used to enhance the Library’s collections and services.  Financial donations can be made directly to the Hinsdale Public Library.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please make checks payable to Hinsdale Public Library.

Mail to: Hinsdale Public Library
Attn: Ellen Smith
20 E. Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Find out more about the Library Board’s policy regarding gifts and donations


Hinsdale Public Library Foundation

Donations also may be sent to the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation which is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, established in 2001, that provides support to the Library by raising funds and seeking other contributions from the community and business partnerships. To find out about the various ways you can contribute to the Foundation, including planned giving, contact the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation.

The Foundation also sponsors programs and events such as its Speakers Series and Astronomy Nights.  Volunteers are always needed to work these events.


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library have been supporting the library since 1975. They have books for sale for kids, teens and adults, plus, collectibles, audiobooks, music CDs, and movies. Everything is for sale year-round on their sale shelves which are located in the popular Music, Movies and Audiobooks section on the first floor of the library. Just turn to the right after entering and you’ll find something for readers of all ages at the Friends’ rock-bottom prices. From the proceeds earned throughout each year, the Friends generously pledge money to the library. One of the items most recently purchased is the Amazon Riverbed Aquarium in Youth and Young Adult Services. Learn more about the Friends of the Library.


Memorial Donations

Memorial and Honorarium books are ways to remember someone special and they also support the Library.  These books may be in memory of a deceased loved one, or they may celebrate a special event such as the birth of a child, a birthday, or an anniversary. Your donation is used to purchase such a book that then becomes a part of the Library’s collection.  The book will bear a specialized bookplate memorializing or honoring the person you choose. To request a memorial, please complete the Materials Donation Form and return it to the Circulation or Reference Desk. For more information please contact Ellen Smith at



Volunteering your time is another way you can support the Library. One such opportunity is the Adopt a Shelf program whereby volunteers check the shelves in various areas of the library to see if the materials are in order and neatly arranged.  If you are interested in participating in this program, or to inquire about other volunteer opportunities throughout the Library’s departments at other times of the year, contact

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