Why Give?

Warren-Newport Public Library District extends 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.

If you have questions about donating to the library, please contact:

Laura Stone, WNPL Administrative Fundraising Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

847-244-5150 ext. 3059.

2018 Fundraising Campaigns Celebrate 45 Years

45th anniversary, anniversary, WNPLJoin the Sapphire Club!

sapphire card, library cardsFor a $45 donation, trade your old library card for a limited edition “sapphire” library card. (And keep your patron number!) Just visit the Check Out Desk and ask for a form. Proceeds support renovation of the computer lab into “The Flex,” a multi-use space for a variety of ages, activities, and programs. (While supplies last.)


Celebration Square Brick Paver Campaignbrick, paver,

Get in on the ground floor of the beautification of the entry walkway. Enjoy the 45th-anniversary introductory rate of $45 for a 4”x8” engraved brick with three lines and $100 for an 8”x8” engraved brick with six lines. (Prices increase in 2019.) Great idea for families, clubs, and businesses! Ask for a form at the Check Out Desk, on the Bookmobile, or print one here.

Make a Gift Online or by Mail

There are currently two ways to make a gift to the library:

  • Click on the Donate button below to make a gift through PayPal:

  • To donate by mail, please send your check made payable to the Warren-Newport Public Library:

Warren-Newport Public Library Annual Fund

Administration Dept.

224 N. O’Plaine Rd Gurnee, IL 60031


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