Today the library is open from: 9:00am - 8:00pm

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Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Sycamore Library is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting the Sycamore Public Library.
Friends Vision:
To provide supplemental support for necessities not customarily encompassed in the library’s operating budget; while advocating for the library, generating awareness, increasing financial sponsorship, & providing volunteer services the to Library.
Friends Mission:
To promote understanding & appreciation of the Sycamore Library while supporting & cooperating with the Library in developing, maintaining, promoting & enhancing facilities, resources, & services for the community.

To Learn More or Apply


You can meet new people and share your skills while helping your local public library! The Sycamore Public Library has great opportunities for adult and teen volunteers.

Adult Volunteer Application                     Teen Volunteer Application

Garden Volunteer

Our More Than Books Community Garden is a space where members of the community are able to learn, discover, create, and grow together. As a garden volunteer you can meet new people, share your skills, and get a little dirty in the process. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or are new to the gardening scene, this is an opportunity for you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. Those who volunteer are able take home the fruits of their labor. Whatever remains goes to the local food pantry to help those in need. If you’re interested in taking part, please fill out the application below.

Garden Volunteer Application

Donations to the Library

You can provide extra support for your local public library with a monetary donation that will help pay for some of the extra things that just don’t fit in the the regular budget.

  • Honor that someone special with a gift that keeps on giving.
  • Remember a loved one with a memorial donation that will be used and shared by many in the community.
Make a Donation

Display Case

Patrons, organizations, and local businesses may put a display in the case to show off personal collection or promote an upcoming program or event. The case is 2’x’2’x4.5” high with three adjustable/removable glass shelves. If you have questions about the Display Case, you may contact the Adult and Information Services Department at 815-895-2500 ext. 126 or by email at If you are ready to go, fill in the application and staff will get back to you to confirm your date to use the case. We ask that you limit use of the case to one time per year.

                                                                      Display Case Application

Board Member Interest

Do you Love your library? Are you a City of Sycamore resident and 18 years or older?


Support your library with your time, energy, and enthusiasm by becoming a board member.

Skills needed:

  • Big picture thinkers who believe in the future and longevity of the public library..
  • A willingness to learn, listen, and share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns.
  • Team Oriented.

Time Commitment:

  • The second Tuesday at 5:30 pm of each month free to attend board meetings for 1.5 – 2 hours.
  • Additional time to participate in occasional committee meetings, library programs, and board training sessions.

All board meetings are open to the public. Feel free to attend a meeting to learn more about current projects and participating on a board. Complete the Board member interest form. Feel free to contact us to learn more about becoming a board member

Board Member Interest

Monday - Thursday

9:00am - 8:00pm


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9:00am - 5:00pm


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