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 2018 Booksale: March 15, 16, 17
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.
2018: January 16 The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak
February 20 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
March 20 Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly
April 17 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
May 15 The Reader by Bernard Schlink
June 19 Wonder by R.J. Palacio
July 17 There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon
August 21 The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
September 18 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
October 16 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
November 20 Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
December 18 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck