To enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library. To raise funds to support library programs, services and to help fund items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget.
The Friends of the Crown Point Community Library annual Literary Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 12 – 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Crown Point Library, and includes the presentation of One Minute After Sunrise, written by local author John Hmurovic, a box lunch, and raffle drawings for gift baskets.
Tickets to the event are $30 per person or $25 for Friends members and include lunch and the presentation. Tickets are on sale now at the Crown Point Library. Books will be for sale and a book signing will follow the presentation.
This luncheon is just one of the many ways the Friends of the Crown Point Library raise funds to support the Crown Point Library and to provide intimate interactions between community members and quality authors. For more information please visit www.crownpointlibrary.org
One Minute After Sunrise:
Whiting, Indiana – Saturday, August 27, 1955 – Sunrise, 6:11 a.m. It’s 80 degrees in the shade, and most of the city’s residents are still trying to sleep off an airless, oppressive night. But inside the plant at Whiting’s biggest employer (and one of the world’s largest oil refineries), something has gone horribly wrong…something that threatens to destroy the entire community.
The clock changes. 6:12 a.m.
This is the story of what happened at on that cataclysmic day in 1955, spoken in the words of the people who lived through it. It’s the story of how, in the passing of a single instant, their lives and their community were changed forever.
Author John Hmurovic:
John Hmurovic, a native of the Robertsdale section of Hammond, interviewed over 80 people and combined extensive research to tell the story of what happened after the most spectacular American industrial accidents occurred.
Travel with the Friends to the CANADIAN ROCKIES! For more information about the tour visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/921424
Visit the Library Booth at the City of Crown Point Festivals.
The Friends have a mobile book sale at the Crown Point Farmers Market.
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour from July 23 – 29
Membership Drive Begins – Sunday, October 20
REFLECTIONS OF ITALY ITALY tour October 7-16, 2019. Sign up by April 8 for a discounted price. For more information visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/921444
Fall Book Sale – October 23 – 25
Bunco for Books – Friday, November 1
Holiday Bus Trips – Downtown Chicago and other TBA
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Meet The Friends
The Friends of the Crown Point Community Library have supported special programs and help to purchase items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget. They have made it their mission to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library.
When you join us, you’ll:
- Sponsor programs and literary initiatives for adults, children, and teens
- Enable lively cultural events that attract non-traditional library users
- Volunteer at Library events and book sales
- Support pro-library advocacy to government officials and the general public
Many Friends volunteer by helping with the monthly and annual book sales, fundraising, and promoting the library. In addition to membership dues, money raised from the Literary Luncheon and book sales support on-going adult, children, and teen events, provide prizes for summer reading programs and help purchase equipment not covered in the general budget.
As a member of the Friends of the Crown Point Library, you’ll be paid back in a thousand ways every year – with children’s smiles, the sincere appreciation of the library’s hardworking staff and the pure satisfaction of knowing you make a difference in your community!
How to join:
To join the Friends of the Crown Point Library, download and fill out the membership Form and return it to:
Friends of the Crown Point Library
122 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
The membership form is also available in the library’s monthly newsletter “Check It Out” or forms are also available at the Circulation desk.
Membership is open to all individuals and families who want involvement in the library. Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and to actively participate in the book sales, and other events and projects. The membership year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. All dues are paid annually.
The membership dues are as follows:
Life – $150;
Family – $15;
Individual – $10
Curious to see what the Friends are doing?
Attend a meeting! Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 10:00 am. in Meeting Room 2.
For more information on how you can get involved, contact Laura Clemons at 306-4599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Friends of the Library Officers:
President, Donna Hill
Vice President, Donna Selvagi
Treasurer, Cindy Beckman
Secretary, Carol Fisher
Carol Fisher, Vicky Klein, Cindy Beckman, Donna Hill, Rose Kendall, Carol Bangsberg
Book Sale Coordinators:
Lois Lovekamp, Vicky Klein