Read about the great work the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation is engaging in, as highlighted in the media.

The Downers Grove Public Library Foundation is currently the sole funder of DGPL’s Social Work Program, a vital, accessible service for all library patrons.

Social Work Program 2024 Media Alert


Social work program at Downers Grove Library meeting patrons’ needs | Shaw Local (April 10, 2024)

Letter to the Editor | Daily Herald (March 30, 2024)

Social Work in Libraries is Complicated, But Vital | Stacked Thoughts (March 24, 2024)

The DGPL Foundation recently announced it joined forces with the Friends of the Library, uniting two formerly independent organizations.

DGPLF + Friends Media Alert


Downers Grove Public Library Foundation to Oversee Friends of the Library | Shaw Local (February 26, 2024)

Each year, the Foundation invites members of the community to join them in celebration and support of the library during National Library Week.

NLW 2024 Media Alert


Downers Grove Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week | Shaw Local (March 31, 2024)

Downers Grove Library promotes broader services to the community during National Library Week | Shaw Local (April 6, 2022)

Local restaurants to donate part of sales to Downers Grove Library | Patch (April 1, 2022)

Two Downers Grove restaurants host benefit for library foundation during National Library Week | Daily Herald (March 29, 2022)

In October 2023, DGPLF held our first annual Fall Fundraiser.


Downers Grove Library Foundation fundraiser generates $25,000 | Shaw Local (October 9th, 2023)

Free People Read Freely: Banned Books Week 2023 | Booklist Shelf Care Podcast (September 25, 2023)

Banned books masquerade ball will celebrate the freedom to read | Shaw Local (September 29, 2023)

Banned Books Masquerade fundraiser to benefit Downers Grove Public Library | Shaw Local (August 4, 2023)