How the Friends Help


At their annual meeting in June 2015, the Library Friends announced a 50% increase in their contributions to the library during the last fiscal 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 by $90,660 in funding from the Library Friends
  • 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 Celebration at the Douglass Branch
  • In Concert at CPL live music series
  • Local Author Festival
  • National Library Week activities
  • Author visits: Patricia Haley, Michael Perry, & Neal Shusterman
  • Music concerts at Douglass Branch
  • Lynda.com online learning resource
  • Design and development of new website
  • 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.