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Holiday season begins for Friends of Lansing Public Library

LANSING, Ill. (November 2017) – Friends of Lansing Public Library is a nonprofit community organization made up of local volunteers who raise money to purchase materials and equipment beyond the library’s budget.

Recent projects completed by Friends include new landscaping for the renovated library, and the portable stage used for library programs and concerts.

Holiday concert season

The library hosts free Friends-funded concerts on the first Friday of the month from December through April. The first concert of the holiday season—“Maureen Christine Sings Songs of the Season with a Twist”—is Friday, December 1, at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6PM.

Book sales

Friends of Lansing Public Library accepts donations of used books, audiobooks, music, and videos for their monthly book sales. These sales are held in the lower level of the library on the second Saturday of each month. Sale hours for the general public are 10:00am–1:00pm, and Friends of Lansing Public Library can get in an hour earlier, at 9:00am. Upcoming book sales are Saturday, November 11, and Saturday, December 9.

Baker’s Square

Friends are currently selling Baker’s Square gift cards—$15 each, or two for $25. The gift cards are available for purchase at the upstairs circulation desk during library hours, at the November and December book sales, and at concert events. “They make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts,” says Friend of Lansing Public Library Luci Lugowski. “Or get one or two for yourself and save a few dollars on your own holiday pies!”

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois 60438-2226. Call 708-474-2447 with questions about Friends of Lansing Public Library.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.