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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 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