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 groups and special programs; and Receiving and soliciting gifts, bequests and endowments to the library.


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 types include:

     $5    Individual
$10   Family


2018 Meet Me at the Library Evening Lecture Series



Mar 15

Justin Blandford: Restoring the People’s House

This presentation will offer interesting insights and inspiring stories about the Illinois Executive Mansion, home to Illinois governors and their families since 1855.


Apr 19



May 17



June 21



July 19

Friends Summer Picnic, 6:30pm  

Join us for free hotdogs, chips, and soda, as well as games and music 


Aug 16

Don Chamberlain: Wildlife Photography in Illinois


Sept 20

Annabelle Leighs, TMHA Quilting Chairman:

Hand Quilting, A Lost Art?


Oct 5-7


Annual Book Sale with Preview Night


Nov 15

Family Reading Night (watch for details)


Dec 17

Library Christmas Party (watch for details)


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