Friends of the Library
121 N 3rd St
Louisiana MO 63353
The Louisiana Public Library was built in 1905 using a Carnegie grant. The library is one of the first ten Carnegie libraries built in Missouri. The building was the first public library in Louisiana, a Mississippi River and railroad town about 75 miles north of St. Louis. The building continues to serve as the public library for the town.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Noon in the downstairs meeting room at the Library.
April: “Costume Jewelry”,
October: “A Visit from Andrew Carnegie”,
FOL membership drive begins in February!
Winter Story Hour
A HUGE THANK YOU to Judy Schmidt for presenting a wonderful Winter Story Hour. Ten youngsters and eight adults enjoyed the musical program in December.
& Another HUGE THANK YOU to Jackie Onnen and Marilyn Moss for filling the LHPA Library Display Case.
Elementary Mentors, to learn more, please contact Carol Oldani. Also, the Pre-Kindergarten classes at the Louisiana Elementary School would love to have people available to read to the classes once or twice a month. If you would be interested in reading aloud one Thursday a month at 10 - 10:25 and/or 12:50 – 1:15, please contact Sue Deines (754-7995).
Book Study Group 6-7 pm
- January 24, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
- February 28, Steve Jobs by Issacson
- March 27, My Year with Eleanor by Noelle
- April 24, Rin tin tin by Susan Orlean
- May 22, Keeper of the Dove
- June 26, Sing Not War by James Martin
- July 24, The Accidental Tourist by Ann Tyler
GFWC Chautauqua is collecting Boxtops/Labels for Education for Girls Town this winter at the Library:
- Hamburger Helper
- Green Giant
- Betty Crocker
- Fiber One
- Land o Lakes
- Gold Medal Flour
- Cocoa Puffs
- Golden Grahams
- Raisin Nut Bran
- Old El Paso
- Hi liter
- Marks a Lot
- Chex Mix
- Nature Valley Granola
- Campbell’s Soups labels
Dear Library Supporter,
You are invited to join the Friends of the Louisiana Library. As a member of Friends, you provide needed Library funding and promote literacy and reading pleasure in our community. The mission of the Friends is to direct monetary gifts to benefit library patrons and to support the use of Library resources and services.
During the past year, Friends sponsored the Summer Reading Program, the Winter Reading/Story Hour, and various special presentations and displays. The organization also secured donations of cookbooks, resource materials and additions to the collections, decorated the library display case and purchased a collection of DVDs with a matching Wal-Mart grant.
Two new computers are now in use at the Library due to the Gates Foundation and funds from FOL. We also promote the use of library facilities by hosting fun and informative programs. This year the FOL presented three programs: “Tarts and Tips”, “Mexican Dominoes”, and “Louisiana’s Connection to the Titanic”. The Elementary mentoring program was expanded this year and included, “Read for the Record”, purchasing nominated books for the “Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award”, and distributing books at the Louisiana Elementary School purchased through a generous grant from the Louisiana Rotary.
Friends of the Louisiana Library make it possible to donate directly to the Library. Completed projects include the Library landscaping, purchases of furniture, technology and display items, as well as additions to the Library collection of books and DVDs and the design and completion of the Cookbook Nook. Future planned projects include the purchase of award winning books for children and adults, work on the Library gardens, and adding to the Friend’s fund for replacing computers.
Please join us in funding this important community resource and promoting reading and literacy. Gifts to FOL are tax-deductible, may be directed, and a FOL membership is a wonderful bargain. Library patrons are encouraged to consider purchasing “gift” memberships as well. Please join today!