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February 2020 jackson 

2020 Schedule of sites-1Jackson Book Group

Monday, March 3rd @ 7:00 p.m. at Jackson

The group is reading: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson 

The folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy’s not only a book woman, however; she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the government’s new book program, and along her treacherous route, Cussy faces doubters at every turn. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the complex and hardscrabble Kentuckians, she’s going to have to confront dangers and prejudice as old as the Appalachias, and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.
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 Friends of Jackson

UPCOMING FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY EVENTS

Spring Indoor Yard Sale:
Friday, March 13, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 pm.
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Important Information about Yard Sale:
Donations needed: accepting donations of items in gently used conditin of Household items, home decor, tools, kitchen items, small furniture, board games, puzzles. etc. NO CLOTHING, SHOES, or ELECTRONICS. 
Drop off items March 9-12

Spring BOOK sale:
Thursday, April 23, 4:30-6:30 pm. (PREVIEW sale for MEMBERS only)
          You may pay your dues & join the Friends group at this time
Friday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. - noon.
 

Book donations of books in GOOD CONDITION are welcome anytime and are used for Spring and Fall book sale.
NO TEXTBOOKS, encyclopedias, or READERS DIGEST condensed books.

Meeting times for 2020:
April meeting has been changed to Tuesday, April 14, 4:00 p.m.
Jackson Friends of the Library - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 p.m. except January, June, July, August, & December

EVERYONE is invited to the next meeting to be held at the Jackson Riverside Library located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd in Jackson Missouri.
If you would like to become a Friend, just drop in at any of the meetings, or call (573) 243-8141 ext. 1 for more information.                 

(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.

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The elected officers for the 2020 year:

President - Erika Hamilton
Vice President - Tom Bass
Secretary - Sharon Sparzynski
Membership - Linda Sandlin

Secretary - Barb Morgan
Events - Janell Hinkebein

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
Family (Parents and at home children) $10
Business/Corporate $25

 

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