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Friends of the Library- Next meeting is second Tuesday in July at 5:30 in the library.

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

The Friends of the Carnegie Public Library met in the meeting room of the library on April 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm for their regular meeting. There were 10 members present. The minutes from the January 8, 2019 meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was given and approved. OLD BUSINESS . There have been 74 membership forms returned There were also 22 business membership forms returned. Businesses that have responded are MacAllisters, Boyd Grain, Buchanan Mechanical, Inc., Cumback Veterinary Service, Daviess County Economic Development Foundation, Donaldson & Sellers Service, First Federal Savings Bank, German American Bank, Headlines Styling Salon, Hoefling Truck and Tractor, Hoover Construction, Indiana Forms and Labels, NASCO, Dr. James Simpson Family Dentistry, Stoll & Graber CPAs, Sunsational Tans, Terri Kelso Insurance, Thompson Insurance, Nasco, United Way of Daviess County, Dr. Michael Walker, DDS, Washington Chrysler Center and William’s Brothers Pharmacy. A special thank you was noted for the support of these businesses. It is hoped that more businesses will choose to be a FOL member. The letter was received from the 4H requesting that FOL sponsor the Grand Prize in Creative Writing. This is in our budget and will be paid. Jodi Parsons spoke to the Rotary Club in January on Friends of the Library and what we do for the library. A “Thank You” was given to her. The STEM conference for educators and librarians in the surrounding area was held April 13, 2019. FOL had voted to provide lunch for the participants at the January meeting. Also, lunch was provided for the staff training day. No date has been set for the Wine & Cheese fundraiser. NEW BUSINESS The Spring Book Sale will be May 3 & 4 with set up being on May 2 at 1:00pm. Mary Goss will be contacted to ask the Community Corrections program to assist with the set up. Diane Kendrick will be in charge of getting students to assist in cleaning up the sale. Any member is welcome to assist with the sale. Rick Chambon and Teresa Heidenreich are in the process of assessing library needs that FOL can assist with. April is National Library month. Carnegie Public Library purchased yard signs for patrons to place in their yards. They have all been taken by patrons. FOL voted to purchase 50 more signs for the library to distribute. Rick Chambon, Adult Program Co-ordinator reported on the upcoming Adult Summer Reading Program. Registrations will begin April 22. The theme for 2019 is ‘The English Channel’. The non fiction book is ‘Queen Victoria: Twenty-four Days That Changed Her Life’ by Lucy Worsley. Drawing from letters and documentation of the period, Worsley re-creates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria’s life. The book gives a glimpse into the person behind the external image of one of Britain’s most iconic rulers. The fiction book is ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Written as a series of letters in 1946 after WWII, Juliet Ashton is drawn into the world of Charles Lamb from the Isle of Guernsey. Through their letters, she is drawn into the lives of the book club and how they coped with the German occupation of their island. There will be an opportunity to attend eleven programs and several book discussions over the summer. Included in the programs are a Skype session with author Annie Barrows and an evening with Dr. Lara Kriegel, Director of IU’s Victorian Studies Program. At the close of summer reading is the anticipated, elegant ‘closing tea’. The afternoon tea was created by one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting. The tea is by invitation only and eligibility requirements must be met for an invitation. These requirements are reading one of the books and attending a minimum of four qualifying programs. Rick requested funding for the Adult Summer Reading Program and for the Youth Summer Reading Program. The membership present voted to assist with the funding of these programs. The next meeting will be July 9, 2019 at 5:30 in the library. Any and all interested community members are welcome to attend and join Friends of the Library. Membership forms are available at the library’s main desk. Members may choose to take an active part in the group or just be a financial supporter of the library and its programs.

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