We are happy to announce the “purchase” of several items from Campbells (and its subsidiaries), the result of our saving, clipping and sending bar codes to the Company to be converted into points used for obtaining materials. Items selected will enhance the efforts of the children’s department and they include: a butterfly garden, jumbo magnifiers, answer buzzers, mighty magnets and a set of Cuisenaire rods for counting and measuring.
The Friends are delighted to have the opportunity to assist the children’s librarians in their programming and we thank everyone who helped us by saving the bar-coded labels from various products. Check the Friends’ Book Nook sales area to see what labels we need and place them into the containers provided. Perhaps next year we can obtain some other items for use by our children.
The Friends have the privilege of keeping the little lending library at Lake Katherine stocked with appropriate materials. We hope that you will take advantage of this free program, which allows anyone to take or donate books, pamphlets, magazines, etc. that may be enjoyed by others who visit Lake Katherine. Look for the little lending library next to the flag pole.
The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will take place on Wednesday, September 10th at 3pm at the Library. We will be looking ahead in our year, taking some time to plan for upcoming events, including Christmastime in Palos. Any member of the Friends is invited to join us, offer suggestions for future programming and to assist in deciding how to best help the Library. Business meetings, such as this, last only about an hour and the more ideas and help we have the better our organization functions as a helping hand to our Library.