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The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library honored Bessie McClelland Sayre as the library’s “Friend of the Year” for 2013. Bessie received a certificate and thank you gift at a reception held in her honor on Thursday, October 10. Each year since 1997, the Friends of the Library have honored an outstanding library volunteer. Sayre’s artistic talents are often seen in the children’s library, where she creates wall and ceiling decorations for monthly or seasonal themes. She also makes decorations for the annual Halloween event, children’s summer reading programs, and the library float in the Bell Tower Festival parades. These are just some of the tasks Sayre has done at the library. She has volunteered at the library for over fifteen years.
A T T H E L I B R A R Y !
Eleven former Jefferson-Scranton students and teachers displayed their books at our “Meet the Authors” event on Saturday, October 5. The event was held in conjunction with the Jefferson-Scranton All School Reunion held every ten years. About 200 alumni and community members attended the event. Here's a group photo of the authors and their books. Thank you to our authors, volunteers, Friends, trustees and staff for a wonderful day!
Front row: Julia Andrew Griffin, Rose Olhausen, Dorothy Gorman Rado, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Marilynn Rapp Buxton. Back row: Lynn Menz, John Faaborg, Jack Beddell, library director Jane Millard, Patrick Phillips-Schrock, Joe "Gene" Millard, Jamie Beyer.
If you know of Iowa authors in our collection that we've missed, please let us know!
List compiled by Mikki Schwarzkopf, Library Volunteer
2013 All Iowa Reads Book
The Year We Left Home
by Jean Thompson
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- Next Used Book Sale: Spring of 2014. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library -- now accepting donations of used hardcover and paperback books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, videos, DVDs, and board games
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