The Friends group attended Head Librarian Elaine Savage’s retirement tea on March 31st. The group presented Elaine with a gift certificate to a local restaurant and wished her well in retirement. We will miss Elaine’s help with many of our projects and her support of ideas that weren’t easy to implement, but we are happy to know that she will now have more time to enjoy her family and personal activities. Thanks for all the memories, Elaine!
National Library Week found the Friends sponsoring Jenny Riddle in her newest program about Shirley Temple. Greeted by “crew members” from The Good Ship Lollipop, patrons received a souvenir treat as they entered the room. As usual Jenny delighted her audience with a well-rehearsed, delightful presentation of the child actress on April 15.
Our membership roster is not as full as it has been in previous years. Perhaps you forgot to renew your membership or you haven’t visited the Library recently because of the weather. Whatever the reason, we urge you to obtain a tri-fold at the Library to renew your membership (this will allow you to attend the Friends preview night of the August book sale!) Renew today – prices only $5 for individuals or $10 for families.
The Friends continue to supply the Palos Heights Metra Station with free paperbacks for those who ride the trains. We have had some difficulty with vandalism and so we have limited the number of books on display. We are hopeful that one day we can fully supply the rack at the train station for the reading pleasure of many people.
The Friends accept donated books and audio-visual materials year round. Each Tuesday members of the Friends meet to sort donated materials and put them out for sale in the Book Nook area of the Library. Volunteering for this task each week has its rewards, including being the first to purchase some of the wonderful donations we receive. The next weekend book sale will be held the first full weekend in August. (August 7, 8 and 10).