Support the Library

Why Give?

Warren-Newport Public Library District extend the ideas, dreams and hopes for our community beyond a budget primarily funded through property taxes. Your support bridges the divide between the library’s budget and the library’s greatest potential.

Make a Gift Online or by Mail

There are two ways to make an online gift to the library. One is through the secure online giving form located here.

The second is through PayPal:

To donate by mail, please send your check made payable to the Warren-Newport Public Library to: Warren-Newport Public Library Annual Fund Administration Dept. 224 N. O’Plaine Rd Gurnee, IL 60031

If you have questions about donating to the library, please contact Doug Wideburg, WNPL Business Manager, at 847-244-5150 ext. 3006.

Join the Fun — We’d love to see you at this fundraising event!

Bingo in the Books — back by popular demand!

Play Bingo in the Books at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 28, at the library. A single ticket for the event is $20, or grab your friends and buy a table for eight for $150. Bingo cards and markers are included in the ticket price, and snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase. Choose a book theme for your table and feel free to dress up and decorate. Take a chance at winning a raffle basket or bingo prize. Ages 21 and over only. Fun guaranteed!

Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 14. Print out a registration form and bring or mail it in. Check out our FAQs and our donation wish list. Proceeds will kick off a new project fund to re-imagine the current computer lab into a flexible, multi-use space for patrons.

Legacy Tree

The Legacy Tree is a permanent display recognizing the generosity of donors to the Warren-Newport Public Library. The tree offers friends, families, organizations, and businesses a way to honor, thank, memorialize, or acknowledge those who are worthy of special appreciation. The leaf colors and boulder sizes signify varying levels of contribution:

  • Bronze – $500
  • Silver – $1,000
  • Gold – $3,000
  • Small Boulder – $5,000
  • Large Boulder – $10,000

The Legacy Tree was donated in the memory of T. R. and Ruth McConnell by their daughter Carol Ruth McConnell in 1998.

Donations of Materials

Donations of materials such as books, DVDs and music CDs go directly to The Friends of the Warren-Newport Public Library. Please note that the Friends do not accept donations of textbooks, computer manuals, magazines, or VHS tapes. Please view our donation guidelines