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Friend of the Sycamore Library

The Friends of the Sycamore Library organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers whose sole purpose is to support Sycamore Public Library’s collections, services, programs, spaces, and staff.

Our 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.

Our 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.

We would LOVE for you to become a friend! Meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm and guests are welcome. Can’t attend the meetings? There is still a place for you! We have lots of ways to get involved based on how much time you are willing and able to give.

To Learn More or Apply


Meet new people and share your skills working as a volunteer! The Sycamore Public Library has great opportunities for adults and teens doing everything from shelving items to helping out at programs. Whatever your interest, there is a place for you!

Adult Volunteer Application                     Teen Volunteer Application

Teen Advisory Group

SPLAG, or Sycamore Public Library’s Advisory Group, is a group designed to energize teen programming and services as well as allow teens a greater voice at the library! If you think YOU might be interested in joining complete the application and return it to our Youth Services Desk.


Donations to the Library

You can provide extra support for Sycamore Public Library through a monetary donation that will help pay for some of the extras that enhance the library’s collections, programs, and services. No gift amount is too small and all gifts are appreciated! Consider making a gift:

  • As a holiday gift from your family
  • To honor a library-lover on a special occasion or milestone
  • To remember a loved one with a memorial donation or trust
Make a Donation

Book Donations

Wanting to get rid of those unused books? The Sycamore Library accepts donations of new/used books, and other materials. Donations are accepted by appointment ONLY. To schedule a drop off time please call 815.895.2500 ext. 402.

Items donated may be added to our book sales, and all proceeds go to support the Library!