The Friends of the Perry Public Library would like to invite you to join our membership.
The Friends’ group was organized to support, sustain and enhance the library’s services to our community. Without the support of the Friends’ organization the library would not be able to bring the programs, technology and collections that make our library the great place you visit.
The majority of the funding for our 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 and 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 our 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 its upcoming books we will be reading. Our 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: “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay.
October: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford.
November: “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story” by Luis Alberto Urrea.
December: “The Underside of Joy” by by Seré Prince Halverson.
All Iowa Reads – Sept. 25
Perry Library will participate in the annual Iowa Center for the Book All Iowa Reads program. The book discussion will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Library Community Room. The 2012 selected book is New York Times Bestseller “Strength in What Remains” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder.
Books are available to check out at the library in regular, large print and audio formats. We also have paperback copies to purchase for $5 while supplies last. To sign up for the event, contact the library at 465-3569. This is a free event for adults; all interested individuals or groups are invited to attend.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.