The Eureka Public Library will celebrate its Friends of the Library group on September 27, 2022, in the library pavilion at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the celebration is “Be a Library Superhero.” 

Celebration activities will include special activities for children, “super”ior drinks and snacks, and include the following door prizes: gift certificates from Brakers Market, Uncle Bob’s IceCream, the Flower Basket, Scottwood Floral, and FaireCoffee.

Pictures of the librarians will be on display throughout the library for patrons to view. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

During National Friends of the Library Week, October 16-22, 2022, members will be on hand to register new members and renew memberships for current members. 

There will be three membership levels:

• Basic membership for $15 – You will receive a $5 coupon to be used as a waiver on book late fees or to purchase used books.

• Plus membership for $25- You will receive a $10 coupon to be used as a waiver on book late fees or to purchase used books.

• Lifetime membership for $300 – You will receive the $10 coupon as well as a waiver of allmembership fees in the future.

The Friends of the Library have contributed over $10,000 in the past seven years, supporting funding for books, audio visual aids, furniture, children’s library resources, and the elevator. Active volunteers assist the group with fundraising efforts that include the annual Quarter Auction, book sale, and bus trip.

Members of the steering committee include Angie Arnold, Connie Klein, Barb Pitlik, Deb Snyder, Natalie Staudenmeier, Robin Staudenmeier, and Debbie Zook.

Please contact the library at 309-467-2922 or visit the website at www.eurekapl.org to learn more about the week’s activities, and to find out how to become a member of the Friends.

National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries and brings together library trustees, advocates, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit

www.ala.org/united.