Heritage Days Book Sale June 23-5, 2022

Join us for our 3-day, huge, annual book sale in conjunction with the Macomb’s Heritage Days celebration. The book sale is weather-proof under 2 large tents and in the adjacent Library Annex, 109 E. Jefferson St. Macomb, IL. Books are arranged in broad subject categories (fiction, mysteries/action adventure, science fiction, history/biography, religion/philosophy, wellness, nonfiction, etc.) plus a large selection of children and youth books. Don’t forget to go inside the LIBRARY ANNEX where there is a large collection of media (CDs, DVDs, LP vinyl records) as well as over-sized books: cookbooks, classics, history/biography, nonfiction, graphic novels, humor, religion, gardening, poetry, etc.

Thursday, June 23 Members-Only Preview Sale from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. entitles members to early selection plus a dozen books at half price. Membership is available on site.

Friday, June 24 Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 25 Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.

“Page Turners” Book Club 2022 is Active!

Co-chairs Kelly Gradert and Kim Rice generated a lot of enthusiasm for a new monthly book club sponsored by the Friends of the Library at the initial meeting at the Wine Sellars May 15. Those present agreed on the name “Page Turners” for the book club and generated a list of potential books to read. The book club is open to the public.

The first book discussion will be of Laurie Frankel’s “This is How It Always Is” Monday, June 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Macomb Public Library Meeting room. Extra copies of books will be available at the public library. A complete schedule will be published later.

Books Distributed to Social Services by FOL in 2021

Pictured below is Becky Parker, Book Sales Co-chair with Scott Gregory, Librarian for the Western Illinois Correctional Center. (July 2021) The Correctional Center was just one of a number of social service agencies that received books not sold during the 2021 Heritage Days Book Sales. In August a few hundred books were given to the Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility. As part of the on-gong culling process, Becky and Elisa Rasmussen, have selected books to donate to nursing home, WIRC, McDonough County jail, and other social service agencies.

Thanks to continued donation of books, CDs, and DVDs, a larger stock of new material will be available for our next book sale. Donations of good conditioned, timely books and media are always welcomed. Call the library if you would like to drop them off at the library or if you would like books to be picked up.

Friends Purchase State of the Art Research Tool.

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The Friends of the Library purchased a microfilm/reader/scanner/printer which will make historical and genealogy research much faster.  Scan Pro 3000 is a computer based digital scanner that can utilize 35 microfilm and microfiche to convert to a digital format that can be manipulated to print on a single sheet of paper.  Local Researcher Allen Nemec (pictured above) states “The Scan Pro 3000 is terrific!  I was able to save historical documents to my USB drive with ease.  The new machine allows you to rotate, enhance, and crop images with just a few clicks!   It is truly state of the art and the only one to my knowledge in the county.  Thank you for updating to this high tech equipment.”