There are many ways to make contributions to the Bartlett Public Library District. Full details can be found in our Donation Policy (3 pp, 110 KB).

The Library also accepts gifts through wills, trusts, and legacies. Make an online monetary donation here.


Friends & Foundation

These organizations help raise money for Library services and projects; both are IRS 501(c)(3) organizations, and all contributions made out to them are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Monetary donations in any amount are accepted through online or physical payment options. For more details on either group, contact the Library Director at 630.213.5001.





Friends of the Bartlett Library


Friends of the Library Membership Form (1 pp, 93 KB)


The Friends participate in activities and fundraisers throughout the year. They have contributed funds for prizes, programs, subscriptions, summer concerts, and more. Individuals, organizations, clubs and businesses are welcome to become members. Annual fees are due at the beginning of the year, which are used to help fund a variety of projects. Fill out the Friends Application and return it with your payment to the Library to become a member.


They welcome monetary donations, as well as the following in good condition: books, current magazines, DVDs, and some other items (call before donating different items). No longer accepted: VHS tapes and CDs


Got books? Here is another way to donate your books! FREE book and media pickup for all library patrons. Go to the and enter code FOL60103. Declutter Neighbor sells the donated items and a portion of the sales will go to the Bartlett Library.


One more simple way for you to support the Bartlett Public Library District every time you shop, at absolutely no extra cost to you. Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to a selected charity. Begin donating today by heading to and search Friends of the Bartlett Public Library. Please select the one that shows our address - 800 S Bartlett Road, IL.


The Friends meet on the second Tuesday of the following months at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. All are welcome!

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November
Bartlett Public Library District Foundation Logo


Foundation Business Membership Form (1 pp, 82 KB)

Foundation Personal Membership Form (1 pp, 91 KB)


The Foundation provides additional revenue sources to enhance services and capital improvements that aren’t paid through property taxes. The fund has two parts: The Main Fund goes towards capital improvements, while the Patti Perkins Fund goes towards general health issues with an emphasis on women’s health. In memory of the Library’s former Circulation Department Manager, Patti Perkins.


Gifts of $200 or more are recognized with a plaque on the Foundation Donor wall in the lobby: Bronze Level ($200 - $499), Silver Level ($500 - $999), Gold Level ($1000 or more)


The Foundation meets at 4:45 p.m. in the Library Staff Conference Room. All are welcome!

  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Monday, May 23, 2022 (Cancelled)
  • Monday, June 27, 2022
  • Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Monday, January 23, 2023
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