Read the latest features in local media that discuss the great work the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation is engaging in.



The Latest

Once again, the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation will be celebrating National Library Week, April 7-13, 2024 in collaboration with a handful of local Downers Grove business partners. Join us as we sip, dine, watch and stretch, all in support of the Library we love. You can also read coverage of the festivities in Shaw Local and WGN TV Community News.


In honor of National Social Work Month this March, the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation celebrates the impact of the library’s social work internship program. Read the Media Alert.

Additionally, read the DGPL Foundation’s guest blog post and opinion piece on Kelly Jensen’s substack, Stacked Thoughts and our letter to the editor which appeared in the Daily Herald.


The DGPL Foundation recently announced that it has joined forces with the Friends of the Library. Read the Media Alert. You can also read all about it in Shaw Local.


Coverage of DGPLF Initiatives

Social Work Internship Program

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)

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: A Banned Books Masquerade (Fall 2023 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)

National Library Week 2022

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)