Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Online Survey to help us with our planning

Your opinions are important to us!

Click on the clipboard and take our short survey. You can also reach this survey by going to our Website at www.collinsvillelibrary.org .

As a 'thank you' please print the final page that comes up after you have answered the questions, bring it to the Library and we will give you a small appreciation gift.

Fountain Update from the Library Board meeting

The Board of Trustees at their July 16th meeting heard from an interested group of citizens about the possible renovation of the Pan Fountain. A discussion was held about the past problems and possible fixes that could happen if the interest from the community to help with those renovations was there.

The Board also read all of the emails, phone messages and other forms of communication that we have received in the last month and discussed all of the community's concerns. The range of responses were from retaining a water feature to filling it in for a flower garden but most agreed that they wanted to retain the Pan Statue created for the Library by Carl Christian Mose of St. Louis, MO.

The Board has agreed to an Exploratory Committee of community volunteers and Board members to look more closely into possible solutions that would then lead to realistic estimates for the renovation of the Pan Fountain with the water feature. This will be researched and results brought back to the Board for further consideration.

A fund for the Fountain has been set up with the Collinsville Library Foundation. All donations are tax deductible and can be brought in or mailed to the Collinsville Library Center, 408 West Main St, Collinsville, IL 62234.

If you are interested in being on the Exploratory Committee or participate as a volunteer, you can call the Library with your name and phone number and someone will contact you.

Thanks to all who were interested enough to respond and for any help or suggestions to come in the future.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Friends of the Library Book Sale next week

The Friends of the Library sustain the extras that the Collinsville Library offers to its members and the community.

This year they have given money to support the Summer Reading Program with 645 children enrolled and the Harry Potter sleepover on July 20th with 100 children spending the night in the Library. Our Community Room kitchen has also been the beneficiary of their attention also. Recently, a new refrigerator and dishwasher have been installed as well as a whole new paint job on the walls and all new items in its cabinets.

This energetic group of people have worked behind the scenes for years. Next week July 12, 13, and 14th they will holding their largest fundraiser of the year with thousands upon thousands of books and other audio visual items -

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
in the
Florence Burkholder Community Room
Collinsville Memorial Library Center
408 West Main Street
Collinsville
Preview Night
Thursday, July 12th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$5.00 per person entry
"No Admission" Days
Friday, July 13th
9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, July 14th
9:00am - 1:00pm
$1.00 per bag of books