Support the Library

Become a Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Library group is comprised of like minded individuals who support our libary and its mission. The group shares the common belief that the library is vital in meeting the educational, cultural, and social needs of our community. Some of the goals of the group include:

  • Educating the community as to the value of its library
  • Formulating ways to increase the community’s usage of the library
  • Brainstorming ways to fundraise on behalf of the library
  • Volunteering at libary events

Talk to anyone at the Library about joining the Friends of the Library

Make a Financial Donation

Brighton Memorial Library District is a not-for-profit organization that is only partially supported by tax dollars. The rest of our budget is met via fundraisers, patron fines, and through small library services. To make a financial donation, see the bottom of the page. All donations are tax-deductible.

Donations of Materials

On behalf of the Brighton Memorial Library District staff and patrons, thank you for considering donating to the library.

Due to limited space, we have the following guidelines for donating materials:

  • No reference materials (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc)
  • No computer manuals older than 2010
  • No Bibles
  • No magazines older than 2 years old
  • No VHS tapes
  • No copies of any discs, we can only accept originals

The library currently has a need for:

  • Board Games
  • Educational Toys
  • Puzzles
  • Children and Youth Books

Building Fund

Thank you to all who have already contributed to our dream of building a bigger and better library for our community. We want to see a space that can house more materials, technology, and programming. You can make a donation at the bottom of this page. All donations are tax deductable.


The library is always looking for help at various events. Talk to any library member about becoming a volunteer



Monday: 10AM – 4PM

Tuesday: 12pM – 6PM

Wednesday: 10AM – 4PM

Thursday: 12PM – 6PM

Friday: 10AM – 4PM

Saturday: Closed


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Phone: 618-372-8450

Fax: 618-372-7450

110 N. Main Street Brighton, IL 62012

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