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Friends of the Library

Support Your Library!

About the Friends

If you enjoy—and appreciate—your Library, you’re already one of us: A friend of the Library. And now is a good time to make it official. Join the special group of Friends who spell the word with a capital F: The Friends of the Hinsdale Library.

Our mission is simple: to help our Library maintain and improve the quality of life in our Village. We raise funds through contributions and memberships. All of the money we raise goes to the Library for annual or one-time support:

  • Annual Helen O’Neill Scholarship Award for Library pages
  • Giveaway books at the annual Fourth of July Parade
  • A year-end gift honoring staff
  • Sponsoring our quarterly “After Dark” events, which feature live entertainment, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres

In the past, we have sponsored other special projects, like underwriting the cost the Library’s Automated External Defibrillator and purchasing books for a special author visit at the Hinsdale Farmers Market.

You can help! We invite you to join the Friends of the Library through our PayPal (please include your name and address) or by filling out the New Member Form. Mail or bring it to the Library with your check. Become a Friend for $25, $50, or $100.

Friends of the Library Board Members

Diane Nelson, President
Jack Marringa, Treasurer/Secretary
Dollie Krzyzewski
Rose Ross
Kyle Bukhshi
Kari Snodgrass

Trustee Liaison
Kim Kiyosaki

Executive Director
Karen Kleckner Keefe

Staff Liaison
John Kokoris, Marketing & Outreach Manager

NOTE: All inquiries can be sent to the Hinsdale Public Library at or by calling 630.570.4000