Branch Begins Collecting Books, Media for Annual Sale

AAUW members Carmen Higgins (left) and Cindy Grau (right) sort books for the annual sale.

AAUW members Carmen Higgins (left) and Cindy Grau (right) sort books for the annual sale.


The book sale will take place at
Lincoln Elementary School, 565 S Fairfield, Elmhurst, IL.

 General Information

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch is dedicated to the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Branch meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May.  For the location and time of meetings, please check the Meeting/Program schedule.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome to all of our meetings.  If you are interested in joining our branch, please come to one of our meetings and ask for a membership application.

Elmhurst Branch Philanthropic Activities

For over 50 years, the Elmhurst Area Branch has sponsored an annual Used Book Sale. This is our primary philanthropic activity. The sale is usually held the first Thursday-Sunday in August at an Elmhurst school. The proceeds from this sale are used to fund AAUW research, grants and scholarships for women on the national and local level.

In December, Elmhurst Branch Members wrap books at Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook. Funds from this activity are donated to AAUW-related causes.

Elmhurst Branch Activities

General meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May.  Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are usually held at the Elmhurst Public Library.  Our members are actively involved throughout the summer in preparation for the Annual Used Book Sale.

Members can also join study groups that explore various issues or ideas. These currently include:

    • Book Discussion Group
    • Noontime Potpourri of  Ideas Discussion Group
    • Half the Sky
    • Get Out the Vote Campaign

AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Mission Statement

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Accepting members with Associates Degrees or higher.