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

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.

Justin Blandford


Apr 19

Creating Pollinator Gardens

Geri Niemann, U of I Extension Master Gardener and Master Naturalist


May 17

Part Three in the Series, 
Abraham Lincoln's Springfield Years

Judge Ron Spears

June 21

Local Author Spotlight - Sue Stewart Ade

Discussing Friends Forever and Food & Romance Go Together 

July 26

Friends Summer Picnic, 6:30pm  

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


Aug 16

Wildlife Photography in Illinois

(and even tips for photographing our pets)

Don Chamberlain 


Sept 20


Hand Quilting, A Lost Art?
Annabelle Leighs, TMHA Quilting Chairman


Oct 5-7


Annual Book Sale with Preview Night


Nov 15

Family Reading Night (watch for details)


Dec 13

Library Christmas Party (watch for details)


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