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 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