Helping Veterans on the Home Front – October 1 – November 13

The Library is partnering with the Ladies Auxiliary of Lemont VFW Post 5819 and the Lemont-Homer Glen Rotary Club to collect items needed by local veterans. For each item donated, you will receive a coupon for $1.00 off library fines or $1.00 worth of free printing or faxing  (up to a maximum of $10 per account).  Click on links below for a list of needed items.

Donations will be distributed to the following:

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, IL founded by Vietnam War veteran Bob Adams and Gulf War veteran Dirk Enger, is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization that provides transitional and affordable housing programs and supportive services to U.S. Veterans of any era, as well as their families, to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives.

Click here to view list of items requested by MW Shelter for Homeless Veterans. 

The Fisher House at the Hines V.A. Hospital in Wheaton is “a home away from home” for family members, caregivers or loved ones of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. It is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice or counseling center.  By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Hines VA Fisher House Wish List 10-2017                      2017 Comfort Items List- Hines VA Hospital

A gift to the Library benefits the whole community. Monetary donations to purchase books or non-print materials and funding for programs and services are welcome.

Gifts may also be made to the Library in honor or in memory of a person, to celebrate a
family event or to mark any special occasion. An acknowledgement of gifts is sent to the person being honored; memorial gifts are acknowledged to the family of the deceased. Book memorials are recognized with a book plate bearing the name of the donor and the name of the person for whom the book was purchased. You may specify an area of interest or leave the selection to the Library.

We deeply appreciate the donations we receive from members of the community.  Donations to the library are generally tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

You may call Library Director Sandra Pointon at (630) 257-6541 or email spointon@lemontlibrary.org with any questions you may have.

Donations and Memorials Form

Other Donation Opportunities:

Donations Needed for Ongoing Book & Media Sale

Beginning November 1st, the Library will offer an ongoing book and media sale.

Help us stock our sale areas by donating gently used items in the following categories:

  • Adult Fiction, Large Print & Paperback Books
  • Adult Non-Fiction Books & Textbooks (less than 10 years old)
  • Children’s Books
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs & Blu-Ray Discs
  • Books on CD

Due to space limitations, we cannot accept the following items:

  • VHS/Cassette Tapes
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines
  • Books on Tape
  • Damaged or Moldy Item

All proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for library programs for children, teens and adults.