Get Involved

The Friends of the Library are not currently accepting donations.

They will accept donations again when the building project is complete.
We are grateful for all your donations over the years, and the support they have given to our library. In the meantime we have compiled this list of nearby organizations that may benefit from your donations until we can accept them again.

Job Openings


The La Grange Park Public Library is seeking a Circulation Assistant to join our team. This person is responsible for welcoming patrons in person and via the phone, assisting the public at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, and performing clerical duties. Reports to the Circulation Coordinator. Evening and weekend work is required. This is a part-time, non-exempt position starting at $15.66 per hour.


Primary Responsibilities


• Assists patrons in the circulation of library materials
• Answers the telephone and routes calls to appropriate department
• Registers patrons for library cards
• Answers patrons’ directional questions; refers reference questions to the appropriate department
• Assists patrons with general questions on public computers and online catalog
• Shelves and shelf reads library materials and shifts materials as directed
• Performs collection maintenance using weekly, monthly, and other reports as required
• Monitors patron use of main level areas
• Responsible for opening and closing procedures
• Attends relevant meetings, classes, and training
• Performs other duties as assigned


Performance Expectations


• A friendly and approachable manner, with the ability to calmly exercise tact and diplomacy in difficult
• Ability to sort both numerically and alphabetically, understands the importance of accuracy
• Maintains attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks
• Resolves problems independently and collectively
• Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including email, phone, and other required platforms
with all ages, in English
• A team player who contributes to a positive work environment
• Ability to successfully operate common computer applications including ILS platform
• Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry; ability to stand for extended periods of time




• High school diploma required
• Minimum one year of work experience in a customer focused environment; library experience preferred


How to Apply


Please send resume and cover letter to

In the subject line please add “Circulation Assistant.”



The La Grange Park Public Library is seeking a Facilities Coordinator to join our team. This is a full-time position with vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and IMRF.


The Facilities Coordinator will perform general maintenance work, set up tables and chairs for programs, and perform routine building repairs and cleaning to keep our library looking nice. The ideal candidate is someone equally adept at providing customer service and able to work independently.


This is a non-exempt position involving responsibilities for facility maintenance and ensuring the library building is a safe, welcoming environment. Reports to the Executive Director. Evening and weekend work may be required. This position is for 37.5 hours per week, starting at $19.05 per hour.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Regularly monitors and maintains the library’s building structure, systems, and grounds
  • Performs custodial and janitorial tasks throughout the building and on the library grounds
  • Performs meeting room set up and take down
  • Communicates with outside vendors to schedule routine maintenance and inspections
  • Prepares proposals for purchase of maintenance/repair services as well as equipment and furnishings
  • Operates building machinery and equipment utilizing safety precautions
  • Creates and maintains safety and facility manuals
  • Updates capital replacement plan
  • Performs snow removal and grounds maintenance, in all weather conditions, as needed
  • Maintains written emergency procedures and suggests improvements as needed
  • Maintains building supply inventories and keeps janitorial supplies stocked
  • Attends relevant meetings, workshops, and training classes
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Performance Expectations

  • Ability to learn standard building systems, software, equipment and tools
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively resolve service issues using independent judgement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • A friendly and approachable manner with the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy
  • Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change
  • A team player who responds well to challenging circumstances

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to see, stand, walk, climb, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear regularly to successfully perform all duties
  • Ability to reach, push, lift, and carry heavy containers (up to 75 pounds) during a work shift
  • Ability to move furniture, change light bulbs, utilize manual tools, power tools, and custodial equipment, climb ladders and stairs, carry trash, and shovel snow in various weather conditions
  • Toleration of exposure to nontoxic fumes, airborne particles, outdoor allergens, and cleaning chemicals
  • Toleration of exposure to differing temperatures internally and externally


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of custodial work experience preferred
  • Building maintenance experience in skilled trades preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and appropriate auto insurance
  • Local Travel on behalf of the library

Volunteer @ the Library

Volunteering at the Library is a rewarding and fun experience, and a great way to give back to your community! You will join a dedicated group who volunteer for us regularly. They do everything from organizing materials to delivering books to the homebound. To find out more or to sign up, please call 708-352-0100.


As you plan your charitable giving this year, please consider contributing to the La Grange Park Public Library in any amount. Please see our gifts policy for more information. 


Friends of the Library

The Friends provide financial support to the library through yearly membership dues and book sales. Click here for information about the next sale. The Friends are currently accepting donations of gently used materials. Please only drop off one or two bags/boxes at a time. Support the Friends when you shop at through this link and the Friends will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases. 

Become a Friend of the Library

To become a Friend, print this application and mail it or bring it in to the bookshop.

Join us for our quarterly Friends meetings from 7-8pm in the second floor conference room. Meeting dates: TBD