Fundraising Events

You’re invited to the The St. Charles Public Library Foundation’s signature event!


A limited number of tickets still available!  


Books & Brunch 2023

Sunday, October 1

12:00-3:00 p.m.

St. Charles Country Club

1250 Country Club Road, St. Charles

Tickets are $65 each


Please join us for the St. Charles Public Library Foundation’s Books & Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s brunch will be held at the beautiful St. Charles Country Club and feature a lecture and autograph signing with Scott Turow, lawyer and bestselling author known for suspenseful legal thrillers. It will be an unforgettable afternoon of good food, community building, a fantastic presentation and most importantly, support for our St. Charles Public Library. In addition to book giveaways, guests will be able to bid on themed raffle baskets, including restaurant gift cards, spa packages, theater tickets, sports tickets and more.


Event sponsorships are still available, and prize or financial donations will be accepted through June 30, 2023. All proceeds will benefit the St. Charles Public Library Foundation.


Tickets are available online here or may be purchased in person at the Library Monday  – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


*For questions or dietary restrictions, please call 630-584-0076 x230



Featured Author Scott Turow:

Mr. Turow is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including Suspect,  Testimony, Identical, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.


Books & Brunch – Hemingway Sponsor
CIBC Private Wealth Management


Books & Brunch – Sandburg Sponsor
Town House Books


Books & Brunch – Prize Sponsors

  • Balmoral Restaurant
  • Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
  • Claudia Frost, Artist
  • Club Pilates
  • Funway Entertainment
  • Graham’s Chocolates
  • Hardware Gastropub & Brewery
  • Hotel Baker
  • Little Traveler
  • Meson Sabika Restaurant
  • Olive Mill
  • Paramount Theatre
  • State Street Jewelers
  • St. Charles Park District
  • St. Charles Singers
  • Stockholm’s Restaurant
  • The Turf Room Restaurant
  • Town House Books
  • Village Links Glen Ellyn
  • We Grow Dreams, Green House & Garden Center




St. Charles Public Library Foundation:

Since 1993, the St. Charles Public Library Foundation has helped fund speaker and concert series, building upgrades, landscaping projects, and additional projects beyond the Library’s operating budget. The St. Charles Public Library Foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. Their proceeds help enrich and enhance the Library’s services and programs.


Fundraising Events Photo Gallery


Trivia Night 2022

VIP Reception Arcada 2019

Books & Brunch Photo Gallery 2018

Books & Brunch Photo Gallery 2016

Books & Brunch Photo Gallery 2015

Books & Brunch Photo Gallery 2014