The Friends of Rockford Public Library are partnering with Barnes & Noble bookstores for a fundraiser on Saturday, November 14th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. A purchase at ANY Barnes and Noble bookstore nationwide on this date referencing Friends of the Rockford Public Library and the bookfair identification number 10009017 will be credited and a portion of net sales will benefit the Friends of Rockford Public Library.
In addition to getting some holiday shopping done early, customers can enjoy a series of events and activities hosted by the Friends of RPL at the Barnes and Noble store in the District of Cherryvale (Cherryvale Mall) on November 14th. A schedule is detailed below.
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Treasure Hunt for Kids
- 1:00 p.m.: Quilting Demonstration
- 1:30 p.m.: Playing with Polymer Clay
- 2:00 p.m.: Scrapbooking Demonstration
- 2:30 p.m.: Children’s Storytime
- 3:00 p.m.: Collection and Fossils
- 3:30 p.m.: Introduction to Genealogy
- 4:00 p.m.: How to Host a Murder Mystery Party
- 4:30 p.m.: Author lecture and book signing, Frank Maggio: Notre Dame and the Game that Changed Football
“We give Rockford Public Library between $20,000 - $50,000 per year to support programs and services,” said Annette Smith, Vice President of the Friends of RPL. “We feel libraries are invaluable to our community and we hope people come out, do some shopping, and help support the library at the same time.”
The Friends of Rockford Public Library was formed over 30 years ago and operates the Friends bookstore within the Main Library and hosts a series of booksales throughout the year. Proceeds support Rockford Public Library grant requests and the Friends of RPL annual scholarship for a student enrolled in a Master of Library Science degree program. For more information about the bookfair or volunteering with the Friends, please visit www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org or call the Friends shop at (815) 987-6699.