Who We Are

The Downers Grove Public Library Foundation funds extraordinary gifts, beyond taxpayer support, to inspire and engage ideas and strengthen the library as a cornerstone of our community. Learn more about us.


What We Do

We fund programs that engage and connect our library patrons with one another, creating a sense of community for all. The DGPL Foundation supports the library in serving as a place for everyone to discover, grow, play and learn! Here are just a few of the recent initiatives and programs we are proud to support.


DGPL Social Work Program

In 2022, the DGPL Foundation began funding a stipend to compensate two interns as part of the library’s social work program. We remain committed to renewed funding of the program through 2024.

Ta Da! by Daria Peoples, ©Daria Peoples

Public Art

The Foundation’s support directly aligns with the library’s strategic objectives to not only enrich the community’s experience through art displays and collections, but also to connect people to the arts and cultural programs that embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thanks to contributions from donors like you, DGPLF has been able to commission a mural for the Kids Room, acquire artwork to display in the library’s gallery, and so much more.

The concluding page of Angela Dalton’s children’s book Show the World is adorned with a breathtaking illustration titled “Ta-Da!” This captivating scene by Daria Peoples was purchased in 2022 and can be found in the library’s children’s section.

The Legacy Wall

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Kids Room Play Wall

In 2022, the Foundation funded a new Discovery Box for the kids’ play area at DGPL, providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate play experience for parents and children. The play area is designed to be aesthetically pleasing while promoting early literacy skills.


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