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Thanks to All Who Attended the Antique Appraisal Fundraiser!

Antique AppraierMany thanks to those who brought their  family treasures and garage sale finds to our recent Antique Appraisal fundraiser with John Leonard from Leonard Auction in Addison, IL.  Attendees' donations will be used to benefit the Library and support its programs and the Coffee Corner.

The Foundation thanks John for sharing with us his wealth of knowledge on such a wide variety of items  and  for  donating his time. 

Thanks also to  Roselle Starbucks for donating coffee and to Dunkin' Donuts on Lake Street  in Bloomingdale for .the delicious donuts.


Library Foundation

The Roselle Public Library Foundation was created to ensure that the Roselle Public Library is not just another local library, but fulfills the needs of our growing community as well. The Foundation's objective is to enrich the excellent programs, services and facilities of the Library to meet the challenges of tomorrow. To this end, the Foundation solicits donations, grants, bequests of cash and property, and also seeks individuals willing to volunteer their time and services to the Library.

Endowment Fund

In addition, the Foundation has established an endowment fund to support the Library. This fund was created from non-tax sources as a supplement to the traditional methods of library funding. The Foundation also accepts designated gifts for specific library needs or programs.

Generous Community Businesses

Many companies in our community have chosen to support the Library with generous donations.
Please support the companies that support your Library (pdf).

Why a Library Foundation?

View of library from second level

A quality library is essential for a good community. It is a source of education, information and pleasure for residents of all ages. Many challenges and opportunities lie ahead for public libraries. Who could have predicted the changes in technology that have occurred in the past twenty years?

Even though the Library is a tax-supported agency, additional methods are needed to help fund its operation in order to maintain an up-to-date collection, while staying in step with technology. The challenges and opportunities of the information age require investment in the technologies that will allow the Library to achieve a leadership role for the community on the "Information Highway". Library computer links to local government agencies, schools, homes and offices will ensure that all citizens have access to this vital information resource. Whatever new challenges lie ahead, the Roselle Public Library must be ready.

Can we continue to make the Roselle Public Library that kind of library without your help? The answer is no. Tax dollars alone are not enough to provide the kind of library our community deserves, now and in the future.

Please invest in your Library today.

Your Contribution Will Make a Difference.

Tree of Knowledge

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and all contributions are tax deductible. No gift is too small and contributions will be recognized in a number of ways*:

  • Listed on the Foundation showcase in the Library lobby
  • Highlighted in the Library Lights newsletter, which is mailed to every Roselle household
  • Acknowledged in the Foundation section on the Library’s website
  • Contributors of $100 or more: Acknowledged with a donor plate on the plaque at the Tree of Knowledge in the Library
    • $100-$999 - Silver Leaf
    • $1,000 or more - Gold Leaf
  • Contributors of $200 or more: In addition to the donor plate, a bookplate inscribed with your name/business’s name will be placed in a new book.

*Donor Recognition:  The Foundation appreciates the great support of our donors and may publish donor recognition lists in its annual reports, publications, lobby message board and/or website. If you would like to remain anonymous in these recognitions, please contact the Foundation at  to omit your name.

Examples of how the Foundation has supported the Library in the past include grants for:

  • A season of Musical Sundays
  • A Computer Workstation
  • The Chicago Tribune on CD-ROM
  • A Video Projection System
  • Sponsoring a Presentation by a Famous Author
  • A popular Video Series
  • A Newspaper Subscription
  • A Special Children's Program
  • Coffee Service for Patrons & Staff
  • Big Read Program
  • Software Licenses
  • Library Banner
  • Disc Repair Machine
  • Summer Reading Programs

Together We Can Make It Better!

Your investment in the Roselle Public Library Foundation WILL make a difference!

Use the Roselle Public Library Foundation Contribution Form* to make your donation or contact the Foundation at:

Foundation Directors

Chairman: Jan Swiontek
Vice-chair: Jean Bonavolonta
Treasurer: Elaine Pizzicaro
Secretary: Sue Harold
Director: Ingrid Stuhrenberg
Director: Frank Zielinski
Director: Tom Piorkowski
Director: Sarah Sebert
Board of Trustees Liaison: Priscilla Spencer
Executive Director, Roselle Public Library District: Amy Cawley

*The form is available in Adobe Acrobat format. If your browser does not already have the Acrobat Reader plug-in that is required to view these documents, please click here to access a free copy of the software. Get Adobe Reader (link)