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BETTER BOOKS Sale September 7, 2019 at Chandler Park.

Join us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday in September at Chandler Park for our annual book sale in conjunction with the Gazebo Art Festival. There will be a large selection of mysteries, novels, history/biography, non fiction, wellness/religion, cook books, children/youth books etc. as well as a large selection of DVDs and CDs.

This is a fair weather sale only. Proceeds are invested in the public library.

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HERITAGE DAYS BOOK SALE: June 27-28-29, 2019 Draws Large Crowds!

Plan on coming back next year during Heritage Days which is always scheduled the last full weekend in June. We have something for everyone and all ages. The sale is held under a giant tent and inside the Library Annex, 109 E. Jefferson St. Macomb, IL.

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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  I was able to save historical documents to my USB drive with ease.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.”

Expanded In-House Books for You!

As you walk into the main entrance of the library, look to your right and you will see a large shelving unit with hardbound books and a wooden flat bed case full of paperbacks.  This has doubled our in-house books available to you for a suggested donation fee with a donation box in the center of the tall book case.  Check it out!  bargain in-house Kate Joswick, Friends board member,  is pictured above re-stocking the shelf.

Check out the latest newsletter!

The Summer 2019 Bookmark Newsletter is edited by Karen Proulx. Get the details about our big Heritage Days Book Sale coming up June 27, 28, and 29 and find out how you can help. All volunteers will receive a free Friends t-shirt. Also included in this issue are a recap of our 26th Annual Meeting, an introduction to library employee Sarah Sadler, a look at the exciting activities coming up this summer in the children’s library, and more. Click on Summer 2019.

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