Junior Friends of the Library September Meeting Notes

Junior Friends of Glen Carbon Library Meeting September 9th, 2015 – 6:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities

– Harry Potter Wizard Training Camp

– Library Ninja Program

– Storytimes

– Drop-in Email at Beginning of the Week, or we can set up a weekly, biweekly, whatever schedule

Teen Makerspace

– Saturday September 12 1 pm

– Duct Tape Pens, Bottlecap Magnets, and Chalkboard Signs

4H Spin Club – Info meeting Saturday at 1pm as well

Harry Potter Program

– Things to be done:

– Marauder’s Map of Stations, “Diploma” for completing Wizard Training Camp, paint wands, paint house and Hogwarts crests, make example house bracelets, make hanging candles, make dementor, signs for each station, make dementor, make photo booth items, me Hogwarts letters

– Email Jessalyn at with one you would like to do when you next volunteer!

FOL Silent Auction Tree

– Decorate to match Summer Reading Theme: Read for the Win! (Summer Olympics)

– Ideas:

– Gold Leaf Laurel for Top, melted crayon ornaments, summer sports ornaments, Olympic ring ornments

Painting Canvases for Study Room

– What does the library mean to you? (Besides just books)

– reading, studying, drawing, making, creating, playing,

– Think of a word to describe what the library means to you (like the ones above) and email Jessalyn with your idea and plan for the canvas! We will set up a time for you to come in and paint.

October Meeting

– Wednesday October 14th 6:30 pm

Book/Program Suggestions!

– Frozen in Time

Activity: Recommendation Book Display!

– Choose a book from the Teen Section and write 1-2 sentences about why someone else should read the book!

New Book Feature


Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

Fall Teen Makerspace

Join us once a month this Fall for Teen Making at your library! Create the projects for that month, or let your imagination go wild with creating!

Our first session will be Saturday September 12 at 1 pm where we will do some Back to School Making!

Create Hanging Chalkboard Signs, Duct Tape Pens, and Bottle Cap Magnets, or whatever your mind can dream up with our supplies!

makerspace update

New Book Feature


Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities…

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

New Book Feature


The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Learn more about the work of William Shakespeare with The Shakespeare Book, packed full of infographics, inspirational quotes, character guides, and more bonus material that illuminates the bard’s work, from Shakespeare plays like Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and As You Like It, to his best-loved sonnets, and even obscure lost works. Every comedy, tragedy, history, and poem of Shakespeare’s is collected here in this comprehensive guide.

Shakespeare’s canon comes to life with images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help the reader understand the context of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Each play includes a glance-able guide to story chronology, so you can easily get back on track if you get lost in Shakespeare’s beautiful language. Character guides are a handy reference for casual readers and an invaluable resource for playgoers and students writing reports on Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Book includes the best of Shakespeare, and it’s set to become a staple for theater lovers, Shakespeare students, and Shakespeare fans because its information is delivered in such an understandable and inspirational way.