The Friends of the Library members are invited to the Annual Dinner at the Macomb Country Club on April 13, 2017 at the Macomb Country Club. A social hour will start at 5 p.m. with a short business meeting at 5:45 and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. The public is invited to hear our speaker at 7 p.m. Dr. Virginia Boynton will speak on “Farmerettes and Factory Inspectors: Women’s Roles in Illinois During WWI.” Dr. Boynton is a professor in the WIU History Department.
Details will be posted closer to our Heritage Days Book Sale but plan on our Member’s Only Preview Sale (new members welcome) will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. The public sale including tents and the Library Annex building at 109 E. Jefferson St. is from 9 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24 with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.
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! Kate Joswick, Friends board member, is pictured above re-stocking the shelf.
The Spring 2017 Bookmark Newsletter is edited by Karen Proulx. This issue contains important information about the April 13 Annual Meeting including forms for dinner registration and membership renewal and an article about a LIFE class offered by Children’s Librarian Tiffany Erickson. Click on Spring 2017.