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Support the Library

The Highland Park Public Library has been a trusted part of the community’s social fabric for more than 125 years, providing diverse opportunities for lifelong learning, literary and cultural enrichment, and an introduction to, and guidance with, technology. We open doors to information and imagination, encourage social inclusion and equity, foster civic engagement, create a bridge to local resources, and even strengthen economic vitality within the community. Gifts to the Highland Park Public Library are tax-deductible (EIN # 36-6005925).

Make a donation today and join us in ensuring the Library remains the most vibrant and welcoming place in Highland Park for years to come.

2023 Donors

Sponsor: $5,000 – $9,999

Ms. Beverly Dratler
In Memory of Edward Coe Dratler 

Ms. Beverly Dratler
In Memory of Allan Burton Rubenstein and
Beatrice & Louis S. Rubenstein

Ms. Beverly Dratler
In Honor of Dr. Jeffrey Scott Garland

Highland Park Community Foundation

Modestus Bauer Foundation

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Highland Park Public Library donated $21,000 through community support for programs, events, and more.

More about the Friends

Supporter: $20 – $2,499

Ms. Shirley Brown
In Honor of Gus Palas

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bullock — Weinberg Family Fund

Ms. Susan Capitel
In Memory of Carol Skosnik

Ms. Rita Eichner
In Honor of Inga Lieb

Ken and Liz Fleming
In Honor of Barbara Weiner

Mr. and Mrs. James Gottlieb

Mrs. Ellen Greengoss

Michael and Jaye Herzog
In Memory of Joann Jacobson

June Street Architecture
In Memory of Janice Carmean Johnson

Ms. Beverly Litke
In Memory of Carol Skosnik

Modestus Bauer Foundation
In Honor of Amy Tishler

Eric Samuel Orner
In Honor of Heidi Smith and Research Librarians

Ms. Betty Schraiber
In Memory of Carol Skosnik

Mr. Vipan Sood

Mr. and Mrs. Ian Warner

Barbara Weiner
In Honor of the New Media Department

Suzanne Zweig

Giving Options

By supporting the Highland Park Public Library, you make a statement about the value of free and accessible learning opportunities—for all Highland Parkers. All gifts are tax deductible.

There are several ways to donate to the Highland Park Public Library:

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to acknowledge someone special and the Library at the same time. Honor a friend or loved one’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion with a gift to the Library. We also welcome memorial gifts.

Enrichment Gift

An Enrichment Gift helps the Library offer the most current books, classes, and other essential services.

Friends of the Highland Park Public Library

The Friends of the Highland Park Public Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the Library. With contributions from community members, the Friends of the Library fund programs, services, items, and new technology above and beyond the Library’s budget. Your annual membership helps to enhance the Library for you, your family, your neighbors, and our community.

More about the Friends


Designate the Highland Park Public Library as the recipient of part or all of your estate.


Designate the Highland Park Public Library as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.


By contributing appreciated stock, you may receive tax advantages.

Consult your financial advisor or attorney to explore your options for charitable giving.


For questions or for more information, please contact Heidi Smith, the executive director, at