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Friends of the Library

What is the mission of the Friends?

Encouraging volunteer opportunities within the library; Focusing public attention on library needs and services; Sponsoring cultural activities and children's programming as a means of broadening community awareness and use of library services and resources; Providing funding for special library needs not included in the annual tax-supported budget; Stimulating the use of the library through book review groups and special programs; and Receiving and soliciting gifts, bequests and endowments to the library.




2017 Meet Me at the Library Evening Lecture Series

All Friends of the Library programs are free and open to the Public with refreshments provided. They are held at 7:00PM in our Community Room unless otherwise noted.

March 16th

Don Chamberlain, The B&O Railroad During the Civil War

April 20th

Claudia Quigg, syndicated columnist and author of four books on parenting

May 18th

Kevin Corley, author of Throw Out the Water, Coal mine wars during the 1930s

June 15th

Kathryn Harris, Dressmaker to a First Lady

July 20th

Friends Annual Picnic *cancelled due to construction

Aug 17

Event *rescheduled due to construction - Oct 19th

Sept 21st

Barbara Kay as Katharina von Bora Luther; The Woman Behind the Reformation

Oct 6-8th

Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, Chilifest Weekend

Oct 19th

Ron Spears, Lincoln's New Salem

Nov 16th

Family Reading Night, Dr. Randy M Brooks on the Literary Art of Haiku

Dec 14th

Old Fashioned Holiday Christmas Party, 6:30 PM





Who can attend Friends of the Library lectures and programming?

All Friends' programs are open to the public and begin at 7 pm the third Thursday of every month unless otherwise publicized.  Monthly announcements are mailed to the Friends of the Library mailing list.  If you would like to be added, please leave your address and yearly dues at the circulation desk.

How does one become a Friend?

It's easy!  Stop by the library, or call 824-4736 to receive a membership form and return it to the library with dues (payable to "Friends of the Library").  The annual membership period is July 1 - June 30. 

Memberships are available for the following:

$5     Individual
$10   Family