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How the Friends Help


The Library Friends contribute up to $90K in support each year. Their funding comes from steady FriendShop Bookstore sales and annual membership dues. The store is staffed entirely by volunteers, so every dollar benefits the library.

Want to help? Join the Library Friends or volunteer in the store.

Made possible with support  from the Library Friends:
  • Great Authors at the Library series bringing world-class authors to Champaign
  • New books and ebooks to the library’s collection
  • iPads & new activity cubes for children’s area
  • Children’s & teen summer reading programs
  • Ready Set Read! early literacy program
  • Battle of the Books competition for grades 3–5
  • Teen afterschool programs
  • Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration at the Douglass Branch
  • In Concert at CPL live music series
  • National Library Week activities
  • Live! Music for Kids summer series
  • Online learning resources
  • Beautification of library grounds

Get involved

The Friends need help sorting and pricing books for sale in the FriendShop and online. Cashiers are needed during shop hours.


Questions? Ask us.

FriendShop Bookstore
217/403-5395
friends@champaign.org

Questions? Ask Us.