Saturday, December 3: Special Annex Book/Media Sale

In conjunction with Macomb’s Dickens on the Square, we will be offering a special books/media sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library Annex, 109 E. Jefferson St. We will feature Children’s Books, History/Biography, Non Fiction, Religion/Philosophy, Wellness, Cookbooks, oversized books along with DVDs and CDs. Proceeds invested in the public library.

“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 and extra copies of the book will be available through the library.

ALL book discussions are held on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Macomb Public Library Meeting Room.

June12. This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

July 18.  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. 

July 25. The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake. (This is a “Big Library Read” selection)

August 8. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

September 19. Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende.

October 17. The Loneliest Americans by Jay Caspian Kang.

November 14. Dressmakers of Auschwitz by L. J. Adlington.

December 14 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday) at the Old Bailey House. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan will have a short discussion as we share appetizers and wine and socialize. We will also select our books for next year. Please join us.

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.

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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.”

Friends Purchase State of the Art Research Tool.