Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Orland Park Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging public interest and financial support for the library. They support various programs and cultural activities held at the library for the enjoyment of the entire community.

Become a Friend!

You can support the Friends by becoming a member. "Friend" level memberships are just $5 per year and "Good Friend" memberships are $10 per year. "Best Friend" memberships and above start at $25 per year. Memberships are year-to-date, so you can join any time and receive a full-year's benefits.

If you are interested in joining Friends of the Orland Park Public Library, Membership Forms are available at the library and by downloading the PDF "Friends Membership Information".

The Friends of the Orland Park Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.


President Tom Ahl
Treasurer Mary Ann Ahl
Secretary Donna Boddy
Membership Tom Ahl
Trustee Michael Bisberg
Trustee David Smigaj


Meetings are held throughout the year. Please e-mail; or call Mary Adamowski at 708-428-5202 for dates and further information.

Recycled Reads Book Sale

The Friends sponsor RECYCLED READS, an ever-changing selection of gently-used books, DVDs and CDs available for purchase. RECYCLED READS is located to your left as you enter the library. And they're always looking for gently used hard covers, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs to replenish the RECYCLED READS shelves. You are welcome to bring in your bags and/or boxes of materials to the Information Desk. If you need assistance with your donation, please call Mary Adamowski at 708-428-5202 in advance for help. VHS and cassette tapes are not accepted.

Paperback Racks at the Metra Train Stations

Look for the Friends paperback book racks at the Orland Park Metra train stations. Commuters are welcome to take these books for their train commute. You are also encouraged to use this forum as a paperback exchange if desired.

The proceeds from the sale of these items and from Recycled Reads support adult, teen and youth programming at the library.