About Us


A female patron reading in a chair.

The Friends of Indian Prairie Library and the Indian Prairie Library Foundation have recently merged to form the Indian Prairie Library Foundation and Friends. Both groups have been working for the same cause and together they will continue to build an engaged community of volunteers and donors to support the work of the library.

The Indian Prairie Public Library is an essential center of learning, inspiration, and community pride within our community. The Foundation & Friends ensures that, with the help of private donations, the library will continue to inspire discovery and creativity, provide opportunities for lifelong learning and enjoyment, and bring people together to share ideas, skills, and knowledge.

Donations do not fund day-to-day library operations, meaning that 100% of your gift is used to add new services, programs, or technology. Because the Library serves all residents, businesses and organizations, your charitable donation to the Library Foundation & Friends is quite literally a gift to our entire community. All gifts to the Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation & Friends are fully tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Please consider making a donation today!

 

Our Mission


The Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation and Friends’ mission is to support the library as an essential center of learning, inspiration, and community pride. We provide funds to support diverse programs and classes, enrich the library’s collections, and provide cutting-edge library enhancements. We are an advocate for the library and raises community awareness about the library.

 

Our Board


A band playing in front of an audience at the library.
Dancing in the Spooky Stacks, our 2015 fundraiser, featured the Neverly Brothers.

The elected Indian Prairie Public Library Board of Trustees serves as the Foundation & Friends Board. To contact the Board, click here.

President Victoria Suriano

Vice President Don Damon

Treasurer Marian Krupicka

Secretary Beena Deshmukh

Trustee Crystal Megaridis

Trustee Diane Ruscitti

 

Foundation & Friends Board Meetings


The Foundation & Friends Board meets on the third Wednesday of March, July, and November. The meetings are open to the public. Please call 630/887-0945 for more information. 

A Foundation & Friends Board meeting is scheduled for July 18, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.