Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

About the Friends

The Friends of the Cherry Valley Public Library District have been supporting the library even before its beginning as a department of the village in a downtown storefront in 1978. Subsequently, the Friends were instrumental in advocating for an expanded facility, the present library building you enjoy constructed in 1989. These days, the Friends exist as an auxiliary of the library. Their biggest fundraisers are book sales; the semi-annual events in fall and spring, the Children & Teens’ book sale in the summer, and the ongoing foyer book sales during regular library hours. From the proceeds earned throughout the year, the Friends generously pledge money to the library for additional books, materials, equipment, furnishings, and programs beyond that which is provided by tax dollars.

For more information on current and upcoming fundraisers sponsored by the Friends of the Library, click here.

Friends Officers

President – Debra Okeson
Vice-President / Corresponding Secretary – Sharon Mann
Treasurer – Jill Strey

Please join us for the upcoming Friends of the Library meetings:

• Tuesday, November 14 at 6:45pm

• Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:45pm
• Tuesday, May 1 at 6:45pm
• Tuesday, August 14 at 6:45pm
• Tuesday, November 13 at 6:45pm

Friends Brochure


August 22, 2017 – Agenda (pdf)
April 18, 2017 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
February 21, 2017 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
November 10, 2016 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
August 23, 2016 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
April 19, 2016 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
February 2, 2016 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
November 19, 2015 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
August 27, 2015 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
May 21, 2015 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
March 10, 2015 – rescheduled – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
November 13, 2014 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
August 25, 2014 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
February 13, 2014 – Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)