Be the spark and support EPL today

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Give a gift to EPL today

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All it takes is a spark to create a light.

Be the spark and help EPL reach its goal for 2023!

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We need your support this year!

With barely two weeks left in the year, EPL is roughly 85% to our goal of raising $400,000 to support EPL's programs and services. The gifts are pouring in – and we are so grateful! Every gift tells a different story of Library Love....

A tribute to someone who “made me aware of Richard III and his history!” 

A memorial gift made “For his love of reading and his distaste of censorship,” or because “[They were] Lifelong readers and supporters of their public library who inspire me to do the same."

Or a $5,000 anonymous gift made in appreciation of “All Evanston Bookworms” and designated for where it is needed most.

Thank you for all your support!

If you haven't made your 2023 donation yet -- if you think it doesn't matter -- every donation counts! You can be a spark that helps light the fire for a love of learning, support, and great programs for our community.

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Your Support is Crucial!

Donations support and grow our most popular and most needed programs throughout the Library. With your gift, together we can continue to spread joy now and throughout the year. 

 Please make a gift  now to support EPL! Thank you!

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For 150 years, the Library has provided educational, culturally-rich resources for all residents, helped children prepare for school through the joys of reading and learning, celebrated Evanston’s diversity, and helped residents find information they seek. The Library is more than a building of books; it is a place to meet, connect, learn, and explore. To learn more, visit

Questions? Contact: Wynn Shawver, Chief Development Officer
Phone: (847) 448-8657