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 provide funds to improve the Library collection and sponsor programs, and Friends members also volunteer to help with programs and special projects.


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.

Friends Meeting Dates

The Friends meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except for June, July, and December) at 6:30 pm in the library. New members are welcome to join at any time.

  • January 23, 2024
  • February 27, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 22, 2024
  • November 26, 2024

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 Crete Public 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. Members who provide an email address will receive a quarterly e-newsletter.

2023–2024 Friends Officers

President Stephen Poku
1st Vice President Carol Novack
2nd Vice President Karen Modzelewski
Secretary Amy Madsen
Treasurer Kerry Morgan
Archivist David Sieffert

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