Established in 2019, the Foundation aims to preserve and enhance the Library for current and future generations.
A vital resource since 1931, residents have referred to the Lake Forest Library as “the community’s living room.”
Since 1931, the Lake Forest Library has served Lake Forest residents. It is a beloved informational and cultural resource and an iconic treasure of the community.
From the inside out, the Library provides all members of the community with outstanding, award-winning service in an elegant Edwin Hill Clark-designed building.
Residents have referred to the Lake Forest Library as “the community’s living room.” It is the only free, multi-generational space where the exchange of ideas and learning happens. It plays a critical role in developing and supporting our vibrant family community. The Library also fosters an exchange of ideas and learning, amplifies the work of other community institutions, and supports our youngest to our oldest residents. It is an anchor institution in the Lake Forest historic district, which also brings traffic to the Central Business District.
The Lake Forest Library Foundation was established in 2019, and works toward continuing the philanthropic history of the Library.
The Foundation’s mission is to support the Lake Forest Library through the creation and maintenance of an Endowment and to raise funds for special capital projects as deemed appropriate by the Library Board.
The Lake Forest Library Foundation’s directive is two-fold:
Sustaining the Library’s storied history, while also ensuring that it is both safe and accessible to all, is the focus of this project. This is the first comprehensive investment ever made to this Library, and is designed to be sustainable for the future, ensure public safety, and ensure public access. If these three goals are met, the project is a success.Support Us Today
The positive impact that public libraries and librarians have on their communities cannot be overstated.
The Library has been a trusted source for information and materials to the Lake Forest community since 1898. You can visit the Library in person, by phone, or online to:
Connect with your librarian to learn more about these services.
Please consider making a donation to the Lake Forest Library Foundation.
Additional ways to Support the Library:
Please contact us to discuss current and future planned giving opportunities.