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.

Spending money on Amazon? Use our Amazon Smile link to contribute to the Friends of the Crete Public Library. There’s no extra expense to you, 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.

Friends Meeting Dates

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


  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23

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 Crete Public Library District 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.

2021 Friends Officers

President Kathy Beil
1st Vice President Sharon Heft
2nd Vice President Stephen Poku
Secretary Amy Madsen
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,