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Library Renovation Project

Join our community’s effort to transform Washington’s library into an inviting, accessible, stimulating, multi-use space with updated collections and improved lighting.



Attend the following upcoming fundraising events:


December 2, 2012 Holiday Gift Party (3-6 p.m.)

The Washington School PTA is hosting a Holiday Gift Party on Sunday, December 2nd, from 3 - 6 p.m., where 17 vendors will be selling a variety of home and gift products, including personalized stationery, clothing and accessories, gourmet chocolate sauces, soy candles, housewares, handmade soaps, jewelery and so much more. The gift party will benefit the Washington School Library Renovation Project. All vendors are donating 20% of their total sales to Washington!  So come with your holiday gift list and jump start your holiday shopping!


What: Holiday Gift Party

When: Sunday, December 2, from 3-6pm

Where: 2112 Jackson Ave, Evanston (loft space of

Who: Everyone!

Our vendors will include:

Home & Garden

Clothing & Accesories

  • Hubba Hubba (clothing)
  • Nakshatra (silk scarves and tunics,
  • Sydney Grace (handbags)
  • Joshe Style (accessories)
  • Stella & Dot (jewelery)
  • (Company 31)



Bath &Body

January 22, 2013 – Homemade Pizza Company

Who doesn’t love Homemade Pizza?  Make dinner easy on January 22 and pick up salad, pizza and a cookie for desert.  Homemade Pizza Company on Chicago Avenue will donate $5 for every large pizza, $3 for every large salad and $1 for every dessert sold to the Library Renovation Project.  Tell your friends and neighbors…their orders can benefit the Washington Library too!


April 10, 2013 – Noodles & Co.

Another half day of school?!? Take the kids to Noodles & Company for lunch (and then again for dinner) and mention Washington so the Library Renovation Project can receive 25% of your purchase.



  • Donate:

Mail - complete the form attached to our library brochure (click here to see a copy) and send a tax-deductible donation to “Washington PTA” (memo - Library Fund).

Click the ‘Donate’ button on the left side of the homepage

  • Spread the Word to Washington alumni, grandparents, neighbors and friends and urge them to make a private donation through
  • Contribute to our school fundraising events: Washingtons for Washington or our upcoming Read-a-Thon:

Washingtons for Washington – This initiative involves the students, empowering them to help transform their library.  Students are encouraged to bring in quarters and dollars (both featuring President Washington) and drop them in our Washingtons for Washington display in the library.

Read-a-Thon –  On December 20, the entire school will drop everything to take an hour to read.  Money will be raised with pledges for every minute students read. 

  • Join our F.O.W.L. Committee (all welcome!).  Feel free to contact us with any questions.  F.O.W.L. Co-Chairs:  Jenni Suvari (847-556-7569 and Kim Yee (847-328-7655 or



  • Average book collections are over 20 years old, outdated, stale and worn. 
  • Furniture, lighting and layout are similarly outdated, uninviting and uninspiring. 
  • Inaccessible and flimsy metal shelving units create hidden, dark spaces. 
  • Space lacks inviting classroom, small group and independent reading areas. 
  • Space and fixed shelving lacks flexibility for multiple and diverse meeting needs. 


With District 65’s limited resources, outside funding is the only way to make these improvements possible.  Haven and Dewey communities have each raised over $100,000 for their respective library transformations.  We can do this, too!  


Washington has experienced the amazing power of parent involvement, bringing much needed improvements to our landmark Main/Ashland entrance, all the landscaping around our vast Grounds and our Thunderbird Farm, among other areas.  It is now time to transform our Library!!