Saturday, Sept. 11 BETTER BOOK SALE in Chandler Park

Enjoy our annual fall book sale in conjunction with the Gazebo Art Festival in Chandler Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale includes a variety of good conditioned book in subject areas: Fiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Non Fiction, History/Biography, religion/philosophy, cookbooks, wellness (health, psychology, etc.) as well as children and youth books. There will also be a wide assortment of CDs and DVDs. This is a fair weather sale and will be cancelled if it rains.

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HERITAGE DAYS BOOK SALE June 24-6 Results

Book lovers of all ages turned out to enjoy the huge selection of good conditioned books and media with just a short interruption of rain . THANK YOU public and membership for purchasing over $6,200 of books and media! This money will be reinvested in the library. Also, THANK YOU to volunteers who made this sale a success, but especially to the “take down” crew who put everything back in the Annex and shed in 31 minutes!!!

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.

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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