Friends & Volunteers

We thank the Friends of the Library organization and other volunteers who support library activities and assist with our community outreach.  Learn how you can help!

Friends of the Library

FOL meet quarterly to focus public attention on the library, to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services, and to encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library. Fundraising primarily comes from sorting/pricing/selling donated books. Membership begins at $1

Book Sales

Donated books for resale are located just inside the library entrance and are purchased at the lobby Information Desk.

Want to donate books? Bring them in anytime the library is open. (No encyclopedias, records, VHS or other tapes, or textbooks) Let us know if you need help unloading.


Volunteer opportunities at the library vary throughout the year. Depending on your interest and skill levels, we can use extra hands in these areas: Friend’s Book Sale Building and Grounds Cleaning Media
(DVD’s, CD’s etc.)

Thank you for supporting your library!


Memorials are a wonderful way to honor a beloved person. Memorials may be designated for a specified area of the library or for particular items.

Honorariums are a unique gift for a special occasion such as birthday, anniversary or retirement, and usually are designated for a particular book or a specific author's books.

Both types of gifts are acknowledged with cards sent to the honored person or their family. Send information to us at: 301 South 4th Street; Pekin, IL 61554 OR give us details using our e-pay site.

To see list of gifts given this year, click on the Gift icon.