PEPL - Friend Raising Gathering: Dec. 11 at 7pm at Robert Crown Branch Library

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. 

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.

Thank You to all the Read-A-Thon volunteers and participants! Participants read 325 hours from over 100 books! It was a great weekend of reading and celebrating EPL's 150th! 

Special thanks to the host sites and group participants!

Evanston Police Department

Wesley Realty Group

The Mather

Westminster Place

Evanston Fire Department

YoFresh Cafe

The Woman's Club of Evanston

State Rep. Robyn Gabel's office

Junior Wildkit Football

Evanston Round Table

St. Marks Church

Chicago Ballet Arts

Evanston Running Club

OWLs (Evanston swimmers)

Evanston Art Center