Friends of the Library
Friends of the Fairview Heights Public Library are library patrons 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.
THANK YOU for attending our July booksale. We are hopeful to have a 2021 sale but do not have a date as of yet.
THE LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY DONATIONS.
For a list of items we do accept once we are able to, 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. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion.
2020: January 21 Away by Amy Bloom
February 18 The Library Book by Susan Orleans
March 17 Sula by Toni Morrison
April 21 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
May 19 The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
June 16 The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim M Richardson
July 21 The Good Daughter by Karen Slaughter
August 18 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
September 15 Plainsong by Kent Haruf
October 20 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lis See
November 17 The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
December 14 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens