Jackson Programs

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September 2019 BAM 2

Jackson Book Group

Monday, November 4th @ 7:00 pm

The group is reading: Furious Hours: murder, fraud, and the last trial of Harper Lee
by Casey Cep

Monday, December 2nd @ 7:00 pm

The group is reading:  A Christmas book of choice

(Each member is asked to bring a gift-wrapped book to exchange)

Friends of Jackson



Thursday, October 24th: 4:30pm-6:30pm (FOL Members & New Members that become a friend night)

Friday, October 25th: 9:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, October 26th: 9:00am-12:00pm

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Meeting times for 2019:
Jackson Friends of the Library - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 p.m. except January, June, July, August, & December


EVERYONE is invited to the next meeting to be held at the Jackson Riverside Library located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd in Jackson Missouri.
If you would like to become a Friend, just drop in at any of the meetings, or call (573) 243-8141 ext. 12 for more information.  


(NO Meetings in January, June, July, August, & December)


All members are welcome to attend meetings and contribute ideas. All meetings are held at the Main Library of Riverside Regional located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. All money raised is used at the Jackson Branch of Riverside Regional Library.


The Friends are a group of volunteers who promote the public library through fund-raisers. Money earned goes for programs, equipment, books, videos, furniture, or other things the library needs and can't afford to purchase. Being a Friend is a great way to meet other people who are interested in books and the library, to bring public attention to all the materials and services the library has to offer, to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library, and to raise funds to provide special programs for kids, teens, adults, and seniors at the library. If you are not yet a member of the Jackson Friends at the Riverside Regional Library, why not join? Help us make our library GREAT!!!


The Friends have been busy bringing extra support and help for the library.

The other branches of the Riverside Regional Library have organized or are working on plans to organize Friends groups. We look forward to working with them. However, remember that the money the Jackson Friends make will still be used at the Jackson Branch.

Don’t forget that the library often has need of volunteers to help with extra jobs around the library. Some may be short-term but others can be ongoing. Just ask one of the librarians for more information.



The elected officers for the 2019 year:

Erika Hamilton--President
Tom Bass--Vice President
Sharon Sparzynski--Treasurer
Linda Sandlin--Membership Secretary

Barb Morgan--Secretary

It is time to renew your membership in the Friends. You may pick up a membership envelope at the circulation desk and leave your dues with the staff or mail your dues to the FOL at the library address (1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755). The cost of dues has not changed.
Members get to shop first on Member Night Only for ALL book Sales.

Do you have IDEAS TO SHARE? Get involved. Come to the meetings of the Friends and share your ideas. Help make our Jackson Branch of RRL really super!

We have four corporate members: Maevers Investments, Montgomery Bank, Bank of Missouri, and Gordonville Grill.

We are hoping to increase our support for the library and suggest that you might help by asking businesses that you frequent to become corporate supporters. The cost is fairly reasonable, $25.00 for the year. Corporate Sponsors receive a certificate suitable for framing and we recognize them when we have organization sponsored activities. Envelopes for becoming members are available at the circulation desks.

It is never too late to join the Friends! Our dues are affordable and it gives you a chance to help your library!


Membership dues are:

Individual $5

Junior (under 18) $1

Family (Parents and at home children) $10

Senior (60 years and older) $3

Business/Corporate $25



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