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.
February 16th Poetry Spotlight with local poet, Barbara Stonaker
March 16 The B&O Railroad During the Civil War, Don Chamberlain
April 20th Claudia Quigg, syndicated columnist and author of four books on
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, Illinois Humanities
July 20th Friends of the Library Summer Picnic, 6:30 PM
August 17th Ron Spears, Lincoln's New Salem Years
September 21st Barbara Kay as Katherina von Bora Luther; The Woman Behind
the Reformation -- Illinois Humanities Council
October 6-8 Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, Chilifest Weekend
November 16th Family Reading Night, Dr. Randy M Brooks on the Literary Art of
December 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: