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Friends of the Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Kewanee Public Library is to encourage and support a closer relationship between the Library and the community.  The goal of the “Friends” is to support the library through fundraising, encouraging gifts and raising public awareness of the resources and the services of the Library.

Volunteer to help with the following committees:

  • Semi-Annual Used Book Sale
  • Membership
  • Annual Meeting
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Refreshments

Join the Friends
Joining the Friends is easy. You will find a printable form here. Or you may complete a membership form at the Library. You may also call 852-4505 to request a form.

Interested in learning more about this vital group?

Read the current edition of Between the Lines

Membership is as low as $5 and entitles you to the following benefits:

Home delivery of “Between the Lines” a newsletter which details library events and activities.

Early admittance to the Spring Book Sale

Opportunities to support and volunteer at your Library!

Fundraising by the Friends helped restore the Library’s beautiful stained glass window.

Friends ‘Projects

Friends of the Kewanee Public Library have been instrumental in raising money to fund a number of building projects and library programs which would not have been otherwise possible.

Fundraising efforts include book sales and an annual dinner at the Library with live entertainment in addition to membership fees.

In 2014 the Friends of the Kewanee Public Library District will present “The Legacy Girls” singing the songs of the Andrews Sisters as their annual “Music @ the Carnegie” event on October 25.

The financial assistance of the Friends has contributed to the purchase of the Library’s outdoor sign (pictured left), restoration of the grandfather clock and stained glass window .

Friends of the Kewanee Public Library

Barb Morrison (President)
Barb Winans (Vice President)
Lu Rux (Secretary)
Betsy Tocha (Treasurer)

The Friends Officers meet the second Monday of each month.

Executive Board:
Ilene Baker
Sue Busenbark (Board of Trustees Liaison)
Janis Craig
Nancy DeLathouwer
Loretta Fulton
Gayle Gerard
John Sayers (Library Director/Staff Liaison)
Pat Whisler (Assistant to the Director/Staff Member)

The Executive Board meets with the officers every other month.

Friends of the Kewanee Public Library Gifts for Sale

The following items make great gifts and help the Friends to raise money:

A beautiful bookmark with a gold embossed picture of the Library is the perfect choice for the book lovers (pictured right). Only $8.

“100 Reasons to use YOUR Library” tee shirt.  Our handsome new t-shirt makes a super gift.  Only $6.

The “Year of Jubilee” etched Christmas ornament is an ideal gift for collectors.  This handsome limited edition keepsake is available for only $15.

Additional information about the Friends may be obtained from the Library Director at 852-4505.

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