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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.

Book Sales

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 2017 Booksale: March 16, 17, 18

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 the next few months.  Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion.

2017:   January 17       Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

            February 21     Purity by Jonathan Franzen

            March 21          Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

            April 18             The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

            May 16             The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

            June 20             A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

            July 18              Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

            August 15         The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

            September 19   Salf to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

            October 17        The Muralist by B J Shapiro

            November 21    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

            December 19    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins