Library Foundation

Foundation Group photo

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides support to the library by securing and managing donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support the library above and beyond what public funding provides.

State by Melissa Isaacson

An evening with author Melissa Isaacson

Melissa Isaacson, author of State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation, tells the story of how the 1979 Niles West women’s basketball team, including Melissa Isaacson, won the Illinois state championship on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room. Isaacson’s first high school coach was former Arlington Heights mayor Arlene Mulder. The victory came shortly after the passage of Title IX, a historic law that required equal treatment of male and female athletes in federally funded programs. Meet Isaacson and Mulder for an evening of memories at this Foundation sponsored event. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.

professional kitchen

Founding Donors Circle

The Foundation is raising funds to support the commercial-grade professional kitchen at the library's makerspace planned to open in fall 2020. For a limited time, the Foundation is offering a unique opportunity to become part of the Founding Donor's Circle. Gifts of any amount are always appreciated.

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Donate now

The library makes a difference in the lives of everyone in our community! Please consider making a gift to the Gifts to the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donate online or mail a check to 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Your dollars go even farther with a matching gift. Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to encourage employees to support their community. Most companies match dollar for dollar, and some will double or triple match gifts.

Mr. Jones with Library Card

Foundation prints library cards for veterans

J.P. Jones, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, shows off his new Veteran and Armed Forces library card. A 50-year resident of Arlington Heights, J.P. visits the library regularly. Any active-duty military or veteran resident of Arlington Heights is eligible for this new card. The Foundation donated the funds to print the cards with a U.S. flag design and the words, “thank you for your service.”