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Jackson Friends of the Library - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6:00 p.m. except January, June, July, August, & December

EVERYONE is invited to the next meeting to be held at Riverside Library, 1997 E. Jackson Blvd., in Jackson.
If you would like to become a Friend, just drop in at any of the meetings, or call (573) 243-8141 ext. 12 for more information.  

A gift was given in memory of Barbara Headrick by Dorothy "Charlene" Kimbel on March 7, 2014.



Gordonville Grill Community Day, Oct. 3!
Friends of the Library 10% Tuesday @ the Gordonville Grill
Patrons are encouraged to eat at the Gordonville Grill between 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Gordonville Grill generously donated 10% of sales that day to the Jackson Frines of the Library.

Book SALE:
Thur., Oct. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Preview sale for FRIENDS only. You may pay your dues & join the FOL at the preview booksale)
Fri., Oct. 20, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. - NOON


Meeting times for 2017:

Tue., Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m. 
Tue., March 21, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., April 18, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., May 16, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 21, 6:00 p.m.
(NO Meetings in January, June, July, August, & December)


All members are welcome to attend meetings and contribute ideas. All meetings are held at the Main Library of Riverside Regional located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. All money raised is used at the Jackson Branch of Riverside Regional Library.


The Friends are a group of volunteers who promote the public library through fund-raisers. Money earned goes for programs, equipment, books, videos, furniture, or other things the library needs and can't afford to purchase. Being a Friend is a great way to meet other people who are interested in books and the library, to bring public attention to all the materials and services the library has to offer, to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library, and to raise funds to provide special programs for kids, teens, adults, and seniors at the library. If you are not yet a member of the Jackson Friends at the Riverside Regional Library, why not join? Help us make our library GREAT!!!


The Friends have been busy bringing extra support and help for the library.

The other branches of the Riverside Regional Library have organized or are working on plans to organize Friends groups. We look forward to working with them. However, remember that the money the Jackson Friends make will still be used at the Jackson Branch.

Don’t forget that the library often has need of volunteers to help with extra jobs around the library. Some may be short-term but others can be ongoing. Just ask one of the librarians for more information.



The elected officers for the 2017 year:

Erika Hamilton--President
Tom Bass--Vice President
Sharon Sparzynski--Secretary
Janice Burke--Membership Secretary

Janell Hinkebein--Treasurer

It is time to renew your membership in the Friends. You may pick up a membership envelope at the circulation desk and leave your dues with the staff or mail your dues to the FOL at the library address (1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755). The cost of dues has not changed.
Members get to shop first on Member Night Only for ALL book Sales.

Do you have IDEAS TO SHARE? Get involved. Come to the meetings of the Friends and share your ideas. Help make our Jackson Branch of RRL really super!

We have four corporate members: Maevers Investments, Montgomery Bank, Bank of Missouri, and Gordonville Grill.

We are hoping to increase our support for the library and suggest that you might help by asking businesses that you frequent to become corporate supporters. The cost is fairly reasonable, $25.00 for the year. Corporate Sponsors receive a certificate suitable for framing and we recognize them when we have organization sponsored activities. Envelopes for becoming members are available at the circulation desks.

It is never too late to join the Friends! Our dues are affordable and it gives you a chance to help your library!


Membership dues are:

Individual $5

Junior (under 18) $1

Family (Parents and at home children) $10

Senior (60 years and older) $3

Business/Corporate $25






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