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Posted September 04, 2013 in Community Featured, Perry

The Friends of the Perry Public Library would like to invite you to join their membership.

The Friends’ group was organized to support, sustain and enhance the library’s services to the community. Without the support of the Friends’ organization the library would not be able to have the programs, technology and collections that make it the great place you visit.

The majority of the funding for the Summer Reading Program came from the Friends. Other projects funded by the Friends in the past year include the coin-operated copier, computer software, a laptop computer, a desktop computer, program craft supplies, the Book Page, the book preview magazine distributed in the library, the courtesy coffee available in library for patrons, courtesy refreshments for programs, the Chocolate Walk supplies and the Halloween Spooktacular candy.

In addition, the Friends of the Perry Public Library provide cookies throughout National Library Week to patrons, decorate the Library for the holidays and volunteer for special events and programs at the library.

As an added feature this year, all completed membership forms returned to the library by Sept. 30, will be entered into a drawing for $50 worth of Perry Bucks.

Book Discussion Group
The monthly book discussion group has selected the upcoming books we will be reading. The meetings are now taking place at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Clarion Room of the Security Bank Building. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy our book discussion. Books are available at the library to be checked out or purchased for $5. Our upcoming selections are: September: “The Red Tent” by Anita Diament; October: “The Whip” by Karen Kondazian; November: “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel; and December: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.

All Iowa Reads – Sept. 23
Perry Library will hold its annual All Iowa Reads community-wide book discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Community Room.  Everyone is invited to participate in reading and discussing the 2013 All Iowa Reads selected title “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson. All Iowa Reads is a program of the Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa Library Services/State Library that was initiated to encourage Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year.

Perry Public Library
101 Willis Ave.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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