Friends Accomplishments

What We’ve Done

Since 1991, Friends’ Book Sales have raised more than $250,000! These are just some of the items made possible by The FRIENDS…

Annual Continuing Sponsorships


  • Library Employee Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Youth Summer Reading T-shirts program prizes
  • Adult/Teen Summer Reading Program Prizes
  • New Books for New Babies
  • Biodegradable plastic book bags for patrons

Recent Contributions

  • MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer
  • 2,500 new paperback books to give away at Algonquin & LITH Parades since 2011
  • Firesign digital display screens
  • Sponsored Author visit with Elizabeth Berg
  • AWE “Early Literacy Stations” for Youth Services
  • Display cabinet to house artifacts from the Algonquin Historic Commission
  • Two 42″ Flat Panel Televisions
  • Playaways Unabridged books on Mp3 players

Additional Contributions

  • Public Information Boards at Harnish & Eastgate
  • Harnish Youth Salt Water Aquarium
  • World Globes for Harnish & Eastgate
  • First 35mm Camera
  • The Library’s First Television Set and VCR!

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