PEPL - Monthly meeting, July 8 at 7pm at Robert Crown Branch Library

2nd Annual PEPL Read-A-Thon 

This year's Read-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, September 21. This year we are raising funds through donations/sponsorship time slots for EPL's collections. We are asking PEPL supporters to help spread the word and encourage participation! Businesses, organizations and even small groups of friends, book clubs etc are asked to donate $100 for an hour of reading. Individuals can also participate for $25. During the Read-A-Thon, participants can read silently or read aloud to each other. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Evanston Public Library to help support EPL's collections and its commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. In honor of the PEPL Read-A-Thon's second year in 2024, our goal is raise at least $2024 for the library's collections. 

Folks/groups can participate at Robert Crown Library or the Main library during a specific time slot on Saturday, Sept 21 or groups may organize a location on their own. We envision that some businesses/groups may make a direct donation or perhaps group members will get sponsors to donate on their behalf to support their hour of reading.

CLICK HERE to register or scan the QR code below

Can't participate in the Read-A-Thon, donate to EPL's summer campaign. CLICK HERE

EPL staff could use PEPL volunteers at their EPL table/booth on....

Friday, August 2, 2024 First Friday Mason Park, 5:30-8:30pm.  The request is for one PEPL volunteer for this event. 

If you can serve as a volunteer please email with the date, time and name of the event for which you can volunteer. 

Order your EPL and PEPL swag

The Evanston Public Library has opened an online swag store with styles that celebrate EPL’s commitment to intellectual freedom and access to books and ideas. Get your ‘I read banned books’ and ‘Support your local library’ tees, tote bags and mugs, plus find limited edition 150th anniversary designs, too. Proceeds benefit library programs that extend our reach to parks, schools, community centers and more all throughout Evanston. Visit the shop.

Show Your Library Love and DONATE TODAY!!!!

The year-end Reimagine Campaign is always important - but during our 150th anniversary and as we welcome in EPL's new executive director - this campaign will be crucial to maintain the stability necessary for our success in the coming year.

For 150 years EPL has been turning readers into leaders and community builders.  As EPL prepares to start a new era of leadership, we are asking for your support to ensure that EPL can continue to grow and become the Library that this community deserves. 

As we consider the exciting possibilities for the Library’s future, we must recognize that EPL is very limited by the lack of funding. EPL continues to receive about half the tax revenue of our neighboring libraries, making non-tax revenue increasingly necessary for EPL's future.

Please make a gift today. If you need to make a gift to a non-profit then you can donate through PEPL and the donation will be passed onto the EPL.

We hope that if EPL holds a special place in your heart, you will consider making a gift during the Reimagine Campaign that is meaningful to you.