Friends of the Library

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Promoting Reading in Our Community

The Friends of the Kenosha Public Library is a volunteer organization that provides support for the Library's improvement. Primary fundraisers of the Friends include book sales and book bags. From these funds, the Friends purchase equipment, and materials, and provide funding for programming at the Kenosha Public Library.

Membership in the Friends is open to everyone. Applications can be picked up at all Kenosha Public Library locations or downloaded.

Afterwords Hours

A Friends of the Kenosha Public Library Book Store

Sundays - Noon to 3 PM

Monday - 10 AM to Noon

Plus Popup Hours

Book Donations

The Friends of the Kenosha Public Library gladly take book donations from the community. These items are used to raise funds for additional support to the library. Items may be dropped off at any KPL location.  If you have many items to donate, call our Division Head for Public Service at 262-564-6148 to arrange to drop them off. The Friends of the Kenosha Public Library is unable to pickup donations.

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FOL Book Sale

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Book Donation Guidelines

 The Library does not accept books in poor condition. The following list describes examples of poor condition:

  • Materials with torn pages and excessively worn covers. Materials with yellowed, brittle pages or damaged bindings.
  • Dirty, dusty items.
  • Stained, water-damaged, mildewed items.
  • Materials with excessive notes or highlighting.
  • Scratched or worn media.


There are some items we cannot accept, regardless of their condition. 

These include:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and Research Journals (including National Geographic)
  • Textbooks
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • VHS tapes
  • Cassette tapes
  • Encyclopedias

Friends of the Library Board

Courtney McNeal, President
Samantha Brosch Towner, Vice President
Frances Kavenik, Secretary
Judy Reynolds, Treasurer
Ruth Clark
Judy Deschneau
Daniel Stika

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