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405 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901


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Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm 
Sun: 1pm-6pm
"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest


Friends of CPL

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Friends of CPL LogoOfficers for 2012-2013

Re-Elected at the Spring 2012 annual meeting:

PRESIDENT: Fran Becque
TREASURER: Ruth Grater

Volunteer board members:

Beth Arthur ~ Sheila Bengtson ~ Mary Boyle ~ Kem Howze ~ Susan Rehwaldt ~ Melody Shimada ~ Harriet Simon ~ Carol White

Used-Book Sale: 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 

The Friends sponsor a used book sale. Money made from the book sales is used to sponsor library programs, such as the summer reading program for children, Club Read  for adults and young adults, and ongoing support for the library's audiobook collection.


The Friends board meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please call (618) 457-0354. The annual membership meeting is held during National Library Week each April.

The Friends membership year starts during National Library Week (at our annual meeting) in April. If you are not now a member, obtain a copy of the latest newsletter and fill out the membership form. You may leave the form and dues with staff at the Circulation desk or mail it to Friends of the Carbondale Public Library, 405 West Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901-2995.


Feel free to print the form and return it to the Library to become a Friends member!




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