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Annual Report 2014-2015


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Who are the Friends?

We are a group of community members who love the library.  Our goal is to support meaningful library programming.

  • Books Down Under (BDU) is our biggest project with more than 60 dedicated volunteers who work many hours to sift, sort, and shelve thousands of books every year. Funds from the sale of these books directly benefit library patrons by supporting programming.
  • In addition to funds raised through BDU, FOL annual membership also directly supports library patrons and programming.
  • In the past, Friends funded One Book, Everybody Reads, Who Are We? Interactive Children's Art Exhibit, Children's Summer Reading Club, Books for Babies, Greener Choices, Genealogy Series, Adult Art Show, Kids Art Show, Book discussion groups, The Shakespeare Project, and musical performances, among other activities and events.
  • Volunteers donate their time to assist the library in a variety of activities, including working at BDU, greeting people at Auditorium events, assisting with youth services events, or assisting at One Book Everybody Reads. If you'd like to get involved, fill out a volunteer form and return it to BDU: Bookstore Volunteer Form

Officers of the Friends of the Library 2013-2014

Joan Fishman - President Carol Shukur - Hospitality Chair
Heather Hehman - Past President Kelly Larsen - Hospitality Vice-Chair
MaryAnne O'Keefe - Secretary Larry Dickman - Treasurer
Margo Chambers - Book Room Chair Virginia Grossman - Assoc. Treasurer
Susan Morrison - Book Room Vice-Chair Clara Tomaz - New Media Chair
Elaine Rucker - Membership Chair Sarah Beth Brown - Library Liaison
Kelley Larsen - Youth Volunteer Coordinator

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Friends of the Library Meeting Schedule

FOL Board Meetings- 9:15 am, Lower Level Conference Room

September 30

November 18 (at Panera, 1199 Wilmette Ave.)

January 27

February 22

April 20

June 7 (Annual Meeting) - 10 AM

Meetings are open to all members of the Friends and others interested in Friends.

Books Down Under

 The Friends’ book store offers a huge selection of bargain materials for children and adults and is open during the following hours:

Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 - 5 pm; 7 - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 5 pm; 7 -8:45 pm
Friday 11:30 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 4:45 pm
Sunday Closed for the duration of the renovation project


Donation Guidelines

We like:

  • Gently used books in good condition
  • Fiction or Nonfiction, for adults or children
  • Classics in good condition
  • Recent Best Sellers
  • CDs/DVDs in good working condition
  • Sheet music & LPs

We don't like:

  • Books in poor condition
  • Damaged/torn/broken bindings
  • Dirty/moldy/water damaged
  • Highlights, underlining, or markings
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Dated nonfiction
  • Outdated travel or technology books

If you'd like to get involved: Bookstore Volunteer Form

Books Down Under Hours

Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday  9 - 5 pm; 7 - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 5 pm; 7 -8:45 pm
Friday 11:30 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 4:45 pm
Sunday Closed


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