We support Library Trustees who support our Library.

The mission of the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation is to support the great work of our nationally-renowned Library. At a time when the status of libraries as a public good is in peril, it is imperative our libraries are governed by those who champion their future as a way to serve the needs of everyone, not just some of the members of our community.

We invite you to join us in actively supporting the Downers Grove Public Library in the following ways:

  • Attend and/or voice your support at a Library Board of Trustees meeting (upcoming meeting schedule at https://dglibrary.org/board-members/); you can also send an email to the Board at libraryboard@dglibrary.org if you’re unable to attend. Be sure to read the minutes and/or watch the meeting video after to see what you missed!
  • Attend and/or voice your support at a Village Council meeting (the upcoming meeting schedule is available at https://www.downers.us/council-meeting-archives – note that the next date is Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm). Again, you can also email Council at mayorcouncil@downers.us, read the minutes and/or watch video to stay informed. Fun fact! The Downers Grove Public Library is a part of the Village system, so pay attention to who your council members are just as much as the Library Board of Trustees to ensure the future health of the Library we all love.
  • Donate! The Foundation relies on the support of our community to fund extraordinary gifts for the Library beyond its annual operating budget. That includes helping support programs like the Library’s social work interns (just $15 funds one hour of their time), the only public art gallery in Downers Grove, and more! Bonus: Consider becoming a recurring monthly donor for maximum impact!
  • Share the great work of the Library by following, liking and reposting from the Library’s social channels as well as the Foundation’s.
  • Use the Library! Check out books, a program or event, or many of the Library’s wonderful community resources (from career help to notary services, a seed library, museum passes, social services and more). Visit www.dglibrary.org to learn more. 

The Library is as strong as the community that supports it – let’s show all of Downers Grove how much we love our Library!