Foundation for the Indian Trails Library District

Why Donate?  Donate

StoryWalk at Green Lake Park
1101 Green Knolls Drive, Buffalo Grove

The Indian Trails Public Library gets approximately 90% of its funding through property taxes. Unlike other governmental entities, such as park or school districts, the library does not have a revenue stream or charge fees for services, other than recouping the cost of materials for special programs. 

Fortunately, the library has a foundation that actively raises funds for requested items and helps advocate for the library in the community. In the past the library has purchased

  • Books to be given out to children for reading programs
  • Expansion and enhancement of the Reading Garden
  • Launch Pad on the Go Kits
  • Sewing machines for classes

The Foundation raises funds through

  • Used book sales
  • Annual appeal
  • Special events
  • Restaurant givebacks

IN 2022

The Foundation funded:

  • Launch Pad on the Go Collection | 4, Backyard Movie Bundles
  • Launch Pad | Nomad 3 Desktop CNC Machine
  • Launch Pad | Sawgrass Virtuoso SG500 Complete Sublijet Sublimation Printer Kit
  • Launch Pad | Swing Design 4-in-1 Mug, Cup, & Bottle Heat Press 
  • Youth Services | Sensory Pathway (in design phase)
  • Short Story Cube

IN 2021

The Foundation funded:

  • Green Lake Park StoryWalk
  • Books for the Green Lake Park Little Free Library
  • Reading Garden Bricks
  • Books for Twain School StoryWalk
  • Personal care bags

Consider making a donation today to support your library! To make a donation in person, please contact  Jen Schmidt or call 847.279.2222.

2022 Foundation Board of Directors


Nina Strezewski

Steve Wetle

Mary Siarkiewicz

Sheila Anderson

Melody Bickhem

Cathy Burns

Stephanie Demb

Terri Herzog

Neil Holman

Rose Johnson

Lakshmi Karpoor

Mark Luboyeski

Christine Melone

Michael Putz

Rich Rosen

Kalsoom Saleem

Judy Zeller

2022 Meetings

Meetings are held on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. in the Lake Room beginning April 13. All meetings are open to the public.

January 12 – No meeting

February 9

March 9

April 13 

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October 12

November 9

December – No meeting