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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer group that raises funds for the Library. They generate money through various fundraisers throughout the year, in particular from book sales--the primary one being on the last weekend of February.

The Friends have donated decorative benches, Countries of the World flags hung in Youth Services, special equipment like a motorized chair, and many other items. They recently donated $11,000 toward the renovation of the staff lounge.

For a sense of contributing to the community plus fellowship and fun, please consider joining the "Friends" group! Simply drop your name off at the library.


Annual Meeting & Program

Eleanor Roosevelt
Monday, May 2, Large Meeting Room
Meeting at 6:30pm; Program at 7pm

Award-winning actress and scholar Leslie Goddard portrays one of the most fascinating and influential public figures of the twentieth century. Drawn from Eleanor’s own letters, diaries, newspaper columns and other writings, this performance captures the warm, honest, and passionate American first lady and stateswoman. This program is for Friends members. Join the Friends! Membership forms are available at the Circulation Desk. Friends’ members can register by calling Jill Derkits at 847-439-0447 extension 226 or by emailing her at jderkits@egvpl.org.

For Friends members. Contact Jill Derkits to register. Not a Friends member? Membership forms are available at the Circulation Desk.


Mini Used Book Sales

Easter items, CDs, DVDs, and miscellaneous cart
Tuesday, March 15 (2:30 - 7pm)
Wednesday, March 16 (2:30 - 7pm)
Thursday, March 17 (2 - 6:30pm)

Mother's Day items taken out of circulation and miscellaneous cart
Monday, April 18 (9am - 8pm)

Paperbacks, softcovers, and miscellaneous cart
Thursday, May 12 (2 - 6:30pm)
Friday, May 13 (2 - 6:30pm)
Saturday, May 14 (2 - 6:30pm)

Annual Book Sale

Some of the sections featured at the sale include: Art, Biography, Children, Cooking, Fantasy, Foreign Language, Hollywood, Military, Music, Mystery, and Religion.

Look for mini sales in the lobby during the book sale set-up from 9:30am - 2pm on weekdays from February 16 - 24.

Friday, February 26 (6 - 8:30pm)
Preview night for Friends members

Saturday, February 27 (9am - 4pm)
First day open to the general public

Sunday, February 28 (1 - 4pm)
$5 Bag Sale

Last Updated: February 24, 2016

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