The Friends of the Fox River Grove Memorial Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to supporting goals of the library as well as literacy initiatives in the local community. Since their founding in 1996, the Friends have helped to provide a wide variety of programs, materials, equipment, and patron services. Fundraising efforts include a bi-annual Book Sale, held each spring and fall.

It's easy to be a Friend! We welcome new members and invite you to attend our monthly meetings, held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Fill out an application at the library or download here and mail it in using the address on the form.

The Friends is a 501(c)(3) organization. Whether you join as an individual or at the Lifetime Patron level, your membership fees are tax deductible. For more information, stop by the library or call 847-639-2274.

You can also help support the library by choosing the Friends as your charitable organization on Amazon Smile. Just go to, log in as usual, and select "Friends of the Fox River Grove Public Library District" as your charity. Amazon will donate a percentage of your future purchases directly to the library. So easy!

Little Free Libraries: In 2018, with support from the Cary-Grove Rotary, the Friends of FRGML built and installed two "Little Free Libraries" in Fox River Grove, one on each side of the Metra tracks:


"Fox Tales" Calendar Photo Contest


Friends of the Library is hosting a photo contest and calendar sale to benefit library programs and services, Selected photos will be used for our Fox Tales 2023 calendar which will go on sale beginning November 2022.

Here is all you need to do:

•Capture FRG photos from nature / environment. (no people please)

•Send up to 4 submissions in high resolution landscape jpg format to

•Supply your name, email, phone number with your entries.

•Submission dates are 6/01/2022 to 9/5/2022. Winners will be selected and notified in September 2022,

We are looking forward to seeing all the seasons of FRG captured in your photos!

Road Rally Scavenger Hunt


Saturday, September 17
@ 12:30 p.m
Start at Foxmoor Jaycee Park

Want to race around town with your pals while raising money to promote literacy?
Register today! Entry fee for each car is $50.
All team members must fit legally in the car. Complete the most tasks, earn the most points, claim first place — it’s that easy! There will be a wrap-up with awards at the completion of the hunt. Get started by scanning the above QR code!

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