The Caterpillar Matching Gift Program

Friends of Peoria Public Library is part of the Caterpillar Foundation’s year-round Matching Gifts Program.

Eligible Caterpillar participants may request an annual combined total maximum match of $2,000 each calendar year to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits, such as Friends of Peoria Public Library.


Additional information about the Friends can be obtained by calling the Friends at 309-497-2145.

Touching Hearts. Changing Lives. That’s Friends of Peoria Public Library.

When you become a member of Friends, you are making a personal investment in your local library in a way that can change lives. We invest in programming and events that the library couldn’t otherwise afford, but which make our community richer.

One example of Friends’ support is the annual Summer Reading celebration. With help from local corporations and other nonprofits, Friends supports the purchase of brand-new bicycles for dozens of children in Lincoln Branch’s Summer Reading program. In 2019, a record 91 brand-new bicycles were given away. Friends also hosts the annual Summer Reading family-friendly celebration at Peoria Riverfront Museum, bringing in magicians and other special acts as well as offering prizes.

Membership Includes
• Members receive a copy of the Newsletter published monthly.
• Members receive 20% discount at The Friendly Finds Bookstore and all the Friends Used Book Sale Rooms or shelves.

$25.00 for Family
$75.00 for Book Lovers
$125.00 for Library Benefactor

Click on the Donate button to donate via PayPal or send a check to: Friends of Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602

The Friends Endowment Fund

To develop long-term support for the Peoria Public Library, the Friends have established an endowment fund. The fund will be an important method through which you and other supporters can offer significant long-term support for the library in a variety of ways.

Tax-deductible gifts to the Friends of the Library will provide items and services which the regular budget cannot accommodate such as:
• Establish a memorial fund
• Make a bequest in your will
• Purchase a special item
• Donate a work of art

Friends of PPL


President | Treasurer
Margaret Cousin

Connie Colvin