Junior Friends of the Library November Meeting Notes

Junior Friends of the Library Meeting November 18, 2015 6:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities

– Holiday Open House – December 5th 1pm

– American Girl Holiday Program – December 19th – 1pm

– Canvas Painting

  1. Choose Word.
  2. Choose Medium (collage, painting, mixed media, photograph, etc)
  3. Schedule day and time

– Book Sale, Drop in help

Holiday Party


– Book exchange (Bring book you don’t want anymore, cheap book, etc.)

– Instagram Photo Scavenger Hunt

– Giant Connect Four

– Possible Dates:

– 1ST CHOICE: Dec. 21st – Monday Evening

– 2ND CHOICE: After American Girl Holiday Program Dec. 19th 3pm

Winter Activities:

– Mitten Tree Glen-Ed Pantry Donations

– Junior provide Annie’s Frozen Custard for Holiday Program!

– Jedi Training Camp – January 23rd

Read Thank You Letter from Juvenile Detention Center

Put up Mitten Tree

Created Let It Snow Display

Junior Friends of the Library October Meeting Notes

Junior Friends of the Library Meeting Notes October 14, 2015

Harry Potter Wizard Training Camp

– Saturday October 17 12:30 pm

– Dress up!

FOL Silent Tree Auction

– Book Themed!

– 3D printed cookie-cutter ornaments related to literature!

– Go on Thingiverse.com and pick out some related to a children’s classic that you like! Email the link and the title of the book it is related to Jessalyn at jessalynl@glencarbonlibrary.org by this Friday October 23!

Canvas Painting for Teen Study Room

– Schedule Days: To Outline and Paint

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

– Harry Potter Training Camp

– Storytime: Every other Monday and Tuesday morning: 10 am and Wednesday evening: 6:30pm

– October 19, 20, 21

– November 2, 3, 4

– November 16, 17, 18

– November 30, December 1, 2

– FOL tree decoration – By November

– Canvas painting

– Book Sale / Craft Prep

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.…