What Does The Friends Foundation Do?

The Friends support and advocate for the Huntley Area Public Library through volunteering and fundraising efforts. In 2023 the Friends reached the milestone of raising One Million dollars for the library since their inception. In 2023, the Friends raised $65,000.

The Friends Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who are proud of our  library and are dedicated to helping the library serve as a reading and learning resource in our community. The Friends provide this support through volunteering and by raising funds through membership dues, book sale revenues, and other fundraising events. To find out more about the Friends Foundation, contact Pamela Kampwerth at the Library at (847) 669-5386, ext. 228.

Our Mission
 The mission of the Huntley Area Public Library Friends Foundation is to raise funds to support and promote the many resources available at the Huntley Area Public Library. 

Our Vision
The Friends Foundation members are book lovers, readers, listeners and information seekers who value the Huntley Area Public Library as a vital community resourceWe offer our support for the many resources available at the library by advocating for the library, raising funds, sharing our expertise and volunteering our time. 

Our Values

  • We value the Huntley Library as a vital community resource and are proud to
    be advocates for the library.
  • We value the diversity of the Friends membership, our unique backgrounds and
  • We value integrity, transparency and open communication in our organization.
  • We value the ideals of good stewardship and pledge to be good stewards of all