Spring is in full bloom this month at the St. Charles Public Library. In addition to our One Book, One Community read and programs, we are hopping with activity.
Our Friends of St. Charles Public Library will be hosting their bi-annual book sale April 26–28. There will be a great selection of bestsellers, children’s books, video games, music and more. This group of dedicated volunteers donates all proceeds from the book sale back to the library. We are always looking for volunteers to join our Friends group to help with these book sales and ongoing book sorting throughout the year.
There are many benefits to being a Friend, including a sneak peek at all the great materials for sale. The Friends meet three times a year; and there are no financial commitments to be made, only your time and passion to help our library. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference, join the Friends of St. Charles Public Library. Look for more information on our website at scpld.org/friends-st-charles-public-library.
Our Seed Library is well stocked for your gardening needs. Our Seed Library offers heirloom and open-pollinated seeds free to the community and no library card is required. Seeds can be “checked out,” planted, and as your gardening skills grow, you can bring back saved seeds for use the following season. You will find over 200 different types of seeds including carrot, endive, radish, tomato and lettuce. While we have a variety of seeds, we cannot guarantee that a specific variety will be available. If you’d like more information about our Seed Library and other gardening resources, visit scpld.org/scpld-seed-library.
Lastly, don’t forget to join us at 7 p.m. on April 29 at the Arcada Theatre for a memorable evening with our One Book, One Community read author, Emily St. John Mandel. This is a unique experience to listen to an award-winning and national bestselling author talk about her inspiration for writing Station Eleven. Bring your questions and copies of the book, as she will also autograph a select number of copies. Registration is suggested, but not required. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We hope to see you there and at all of our One Book, One Community events. For more information about this event and all OBOC programs visit scpld.org/one-book-one-community-2019.
Edith Craig is director of the St. Charles Public Library District. The “Discover Your Library” column runs the second Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to email@example.com.