The Friends of the Crete Public Library is a nonprofit, 509 (a)(2) organization whose purpose is to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs. The Friends provides funds to improve the library collection and sponsor programs, and the Friends also volunteers to help with programs and special projects.

Spending money on Amazon? Use our Amazon Smile link to contribute to the Friends of the Crete Public Library! No extra expense you to, but with each purchase the Friends gets a small donation from Amazon.

The Friends accepts a limited amount of donations of used books in good condition, DVDs, and CDs (please no encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, or videotapes.) Limit of ten (10) donated items per person as the library has limited storage space.

The Friends meet the fourth Tuesday of the month (except for June, July, and December) at 7:00 p.m. in the library. New Friends are welcome to join at any time.

2018 Friends Meeting Dates:
January 23
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
August 28
September 25
October 23
November 27

Friends Membership
Membership is open to everyone at the following levels:
Individual: $10
Family: $15
Sponsor: $25
Corporate: $50

Please fill out our Friends of the Library Membership Form and send with dues to:
Friends of the Library
1177 N. Main Street
Crete, IL 60417

Members are not required to volunteer, however, there are a number of opportunities to get involved. These include helping with book sales and fundraising activities and providing assistance to the library staff when requested.

2017 Friends Officers
President: Kathy Beil
1st V.P.: Sharon Heft
2nd V.P.: Stephen Poku
Secretary: Janet Pero
Treasurer: Kerry Morgan
Archivist: Susan Dienes

If you have any questions or comments about the Friends of the Crete Public Library, please contact Kathy Beil at