Friends of the Library
Friends of the Fairview Heights Public Library are residents of Fairview Heights who are convinced of the importance of a well equipped, well staffed and up to date library.
Friends believe in the value of reading and the importance of the availability of information and materials to people of all ages.
Friends aid in developing public knowledge of the library and in making its resources and joys better known to the community at large.
Thanks to the Friends, the Library has been able to purchase furniture, equipment, library materials, computers and databases. The Friends also underwrite the children's Summer Reading programs.
Friends of the Library Meetings
The Friends meet four times a year, the 4th Friday of January, April, July and October at 1:00 pm in the Board Room, lower level. All meetings are open to the public and the Friends welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about their organization. Interested in joining the Friends of the Library? Print and submit the Friends of the Library Application.
The Friends of the library operate two comprehensive book sales every year. One in the Spring and one in the Fall. As well, a sale table is set up in the library for ongoing sales of materials.
Friends 2019 Booksale: March 14, 15, 16
The library will accept materials in good condition. For more information on donated materials, please visit our Supporting Your Library link.
Tuesday Evening Book Club
The Friends organize a book club that meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00p.m. in the Board Room located on the lower level. Listed below are the current reading selections for 2018. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion.
2019: January 15 The General's Women by Susan Albert
February 19 Empty Mansions by Bill Dedham
March 19 On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
April 16 The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
May 21 Crazy Rick Asians by Kevin Kwan
June 18 Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman
July 16 Dear America by Jose Vargas
August 20 Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
September 17 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
October 15 White Houses by Amy Bloom
November 19 Notorious RBG by Irin Cameron
December 17 Earthly Remains by Donna Leon