MLK Jr. Day of Service Events: January 15

January 3, 2018

Take part in a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We have several ways you can get involved:

  • Cards for the Military
    All day, Children's Services
    All ages are invited to stop by and make a card for a member of the U.S. military. Cards will be distributed through A Million Thanks, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose goal is to see that our military (active, reserve, and veterans) receive messages of thanks, whether they are serving at home, abroad, or are injured in hospitals.

  • Food (And Supplies) for Fines
    All day, Lobby

    Members who owe fines for overdue La Grange Public Library materials can pay down their debt with donated food and supplies that will benefit BEDS Plus in La Grange. Patrons will receive a $1 reduction in their overdue fines for each donated item submitted to the Library. Limit of $5 per card.

    Needed items include: dry cereal, breakfast/nutrition bars, men's socks and white t-shirts, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, and paper towels. See a full list of needed items.

  • Blood Drive: Pints for Pasta 
    3:30-7:30pm, Dierkes Community Room

    To schedule your appointment, please visit or call (708) 215-3200. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. Donation takes approximately one hour and donors will receive a gift card for a free bowl of pasta at Noodles & Company (up to $13). Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to 71 hospitals in the Chicagoland area, including nearby AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. A photo ID is required.