friendsWho are THE FRIENDS?

The goal of the Friends of the Marengo-Union Library is to stimulate use of the library resources and service, and focus public attention on the library.  We sponsor fund raising events and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library.

Join us!

By joining the FRIENDS you will meet others with similar interest.  There are special gatherings for “members only” and special pricing for FRIENDS at events.


Monthly Executive Board Meetings are held  on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. All members are encouraged to join us!

Email us!

Executive Committee

Cheryl Schmidt – 815-568-5933

Paul Garcia – 815-404-1460

Wendy Weinhold– 815-528-8278

Arlyn Booth – 217-415-7609



Lookin’ GOOD, Better than ever!
Be sure to stop in for the best bargains in town.
Donations are always welcome and appreciated.

The Friends Group is operating a used bookstore at the rear of the library’s main room (near the fireplace).  Have you browsed around yet?  There is a wide and constantly changing collection of adult and childrens fiction and non-fiction at very low prices.  Enter (the lights come on automatically) and be amazed!



On the LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH a special selection of books is placed on a cart next to the doorway of the Friends’ Bookstore. These books are free for the taking!! Be sure to look them over!



Membership is open to people of all ages. To become a member, fill out a membership application. Applications are available at the circulation desk of the library, or select one below to print from home.

Drop off or send your application with your membership fee to:

Friends of the Marengo-Union Library District
Marengo-Union Library District
19714 E. Grant Hwy
Marengo, IL 60152-2230



FRIENDS sponsor Events that are interesting and fun while raising money for Youth and Adult programs, materials and library equipment. The success of these events relies on participation of all-volunteer groups.  Each person has his/her own reason for giving time……Some like to give back to the library that has contributed so much to the community.  Others are educators who are committed to seeing the library succeed for the next generation.  And, some just want to get involved and have some fun!

Here is a list of FRIEND$ Gifts:

  • Shelves for Corner Book Store
  • Digital Camera
  • Wii Games
  • Movie License Fees
  • Pre-School computer reading station
  • Adult Program Support
  • Youth Program Support
  • Student Artists’ Mural in Entrance



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