Author of the Year Contest
The 18th Annual Friends of the Library Author of the Year Contest rules and entry forms are now available to pick up at the library, at Our Town Books bookstore (on the square) and are also available to download, by clicking here!
Hard copies must be delivered to the Jacksonville Public Library by 6 PM, Monday, March 11, 2013.
2012 Best Friends Award
Martha Maruna was named the 2012 Friend of the Year by the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library. She has volunteered with summer reading for four years helping with story time, crafts and special events. She is the first teenager to win the award. Congratulations Martha!
Friends of the Library Officers for 2012-2013
Group Supports Summer Reading and other activities
Marty Reid, President
Mary Lou Lael, Vice President
Sally Nurss, Secretary
Martin Gallas, Treasurer
Jacksonville Public Library
Friends of the Library
To act as a support group for the Jacksonville Public Library
- Sustaining Life Member: $500
- Donor: $125
- Contributor: $50
- Patron: $25
- Family: $15
- Individual: $8
- Friends Newsletter: Published twice a year.
- Programs: In addition to supporting Library Programs, the Friends have two annual meetings featuring a special speaker or program.
Friends of the Jacksonville Library Bookstore
The Friends organization runs a bookstore in the Peddlers’ Antique & Home Decor Shops located at 1847 South Main Street. Hardbacks sell for $1.00 and Paperbacks for $.50. The store is open Mon.-Sat. from 10-5. The store is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Donations of gently used hardbacks and paperbacks are accepted at the store. Proceeds from bookstore sales benefit the library and its programs.