Saturday “Mini” Free Will Donations only Book Sale

Due to Covid-19 virus, we have had to cancel our two major fun raising activities: The Heritage Days Book Sale in June and the Bettr Books Sale in September. As a result, we will offer weekly “mini” free will donations only book sales outside of the Library Annex, 109 E. Jefferson St. every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon starting July 11, weather permitting. Social distancing and masks will be strongly encouraged.

Each mini sale will feature one category of books: July 11— Mysteries & Action/Adventure, July 18 — Fiction and Historical Fiction, July 25 — History and Biography, August 1 — Nonfiction, August 8 — Children and Youth books. If a sale has to be cancelled because of weather, the featured books will be moved to the next available week.

There will be no sale prices. Fee will donations will be accepted with no change given. Proceeds are reinvested in the Macomb Public Library.

Totally Unique Book Discussion Club

A new type of book club has been proposed by community member Larry Parks. He would like to form a club which does not assign a certain book to read but instead offers participants a chance to discuss one of their favorite authors, books, characters, or topics. All club members will benefit by being exposed to new and interesting materials. This has been a successful club conducted by Larry in northern Illinois. Contact him at 309-421-0694 before April 15 for more information.

Books Donated to School Art Project.

BOOKS DONATED TO SCHOOL ART PROJECT.    Friends of the Library have contributed 9 boxes of older, unsold books with sewn bindings as part of a special art project  initiated by the Macomb Jr. High School art teacher Jacy Biggs pictured below with Elisa Rasmussen, Co-Chair of the Friends of the Library Book Sales.

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  I was able to save historical documents to my USB drive with ease.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

Check out the latest newsletter!

The Winter 2019 Bookmark Newsletter is edited by Karen Proulx. As usual, this December newsletter offers a list of books suggested by our friends at New Copperfield’s Book Service that would be perfect for holiday gift giving. Get the results of the Non-Fiction and Media Sale and the details about the upcoming Mystery/Fiction Book Sale. Meet library employee Rachel Bosworth, get a preview of our 2020 Annual Meeting speaker, see what’s happening this winter in the library for both children and adults, read all about different types of book clubs as well as our own long-standing book clubs, and more. Click on Winter 2019.

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