What we are...
The Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library (FOTL) is a not-for-profit 501(c) organization that raises funds to provide gifts (programs, materials, and equipment) for the library beyond services provided by the city of O’Fallon tax dollars. We advocate for library-friendly legislation and defend the ever-growing need for libraries.
What we do
We volunteer! The Friends sponsor an annual May book sale, as well as smaller weekend sales and the occasional Flash Sales during the year. We maintain the Friends’ Sale Nook, an ongoing sales shelf located on the first floor on the East side of the library just passed the Teen Hub. There we offer used books for sale daily throughout the year. We have a large online sales presence with books and other items offered for sale on Amazon and eBay.
What the Friends support
All during the year, the funds raised by the Friends via book sales and dues support a wide range of library programs designed to appeal to O’Fallon’s wonderfully diverse community. Toddlers, grade-schoolers, teens, adults, and people with special needs benefit from these activities that are made possible by the Friends’ book sales.
Member Benefits

Friends’ Membership has its benefits

  • Attend the quarterly meeting with other Friends to plan future events.
  • Receive advanced information about upcoming Friends activities.
  • May sale volunteers receive $5.00 vouchers for sale purchases.
  • Be invited to annual holiday party.
  • Help make the OFPL even better!

You can join FOTL by selecting a membership tier that works for you:

  • Junior Membership [$1/annually for those under age 18]
  • Senior Membership [$8/annually for  those age 55 and up]
  • Individual Membership [$10/annually]
  • Family Membership [$20/annually]
  • Corporate/Organizational Membership [$40/annually]
  • Lifetime Membership [$100 paid once]

Dues may be paid via mail or in person at one of our quarterly meetings.  If paying by mail, please send a check to:

Friends of the Library

120 Civic Plaza

O'Fallon, IL  62269

Be sure to include your name and contact information so we can contact you to finalize membership details.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer group dedicated to making the O’Fallon Public Library a valuable resource for the community. Each year FOTL not only donates thousands of dollars to the Library, the dedicated men and women of the FOTL also donate hundreds of hours per year.  There are many volunteer opportunities available.  To learn how you can help, attend a quarterly FOTL meeting, or email us at [email protected]

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Friends Officers

President: Ann Sullivan

Secretary: Kathleen Mongiovi

Treasurer: Harriet Baker

View Previous Meeting Minutes

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Connect with us

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at [email protected]

You can also connect with us on Facebook!

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Donations

There are many ways to donate to the Friends of the Library:

 

Cash Donations

FOTL accepts checks made payable to the Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library.  Contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to:

Friends of the Library

120 Civic Plaza

O'Fallon, IL  62269

Used Books

We need books to keep the Used Books area in business.  FOTL accepts all books on behalf of the Library and reviews them to determine their age and condition.

We Accept:

  • Books all types and genres, except Encyclopedias
  • Records/Vinyl
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Maps
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Comic Books

We Do NOT Accept:

  • Cassette Tapes
  • VHS Tapes
  • 8 Track Tapes
  • Encyclopedias

 

Books can be dropped off inside the Library during regular business hours. For large amounts, help may be provided to unload your vehicle.  Please do not use the Library return box in the parking lot for donating books. Donation receipts are available for tax purposes. All revenue is donated by the FOTL to the Library. 

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