Librarian, Lori Torbeck, Marilyn Haywood, President Gamma Kappa Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, with Herbert Martin, author/illustrator of “In the Garden” and “Catch a Falling Leaf.” At a November event, hosted by the chapter to introduce Mr. Martin to the Carbondale Community, two signed copies of each book were donated by to the Carbondale Public Library.
No Friend of the Library is ever caught NOT reading.
The Friends of the Library prep for their monthly meeting.
Carol White, a veteran volunteer and Friends member, reads the minutes of their meeting.
New Friends member, Suzanne Gill, is caught reading the meeting agenda.
Friends member, Jacquie Scolari, reads ANYTHING she can get her hands on!
Always some reading to do at the Friends meeting.
Caught former City councilwoman, Maggie Flanagan, checking out the offerings on the New book shelves.
Jeffrey Davis, accounting manager for the City of Carbondale, happened by and got caught reading an old favorite.
Caught reading! In front of the display case, Capt. Terril Kaufmann of our own Carbondale Fire Department.
Behind the circulation desk he helped build, our resident builder guy, Ed Knight (of E.A. Knight Construction) is caught perusing a little Sherlock Holmes on the New book shelves.
Saluki seniors—guard Bryan Mullins, manager Adam Bauman, and forward Tony Boyle—caught reading at the Men’s Basketball banquet at the Civic Center.
Saluki senior guard, Wesley Clemmons, caught reading (and autographing) “Saluki Sports History: 100 years of facts & highlights” after the Men’s
Basketball banquet at the Civic Center.
Our regular mail carrier, Steve Giacomelli, is caught on his weekend delivery.
SIUC President Glenn Poshard caught at the Morris Library re-dedication.
Our favorite UPS guy, Desmond Woods, takes a minute to peruse the shelves before his next delivery.
While State Senator Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) was in town for the Morris Library re-dedication, it seemed like a good time to catch him reading!
SIUC Chancellor, Dr. Samuel Goldman, caught at the Morris Library re-dedication.
Dr. Christian Moe—who has his own theater named after him!— caught reading something else besides Stage Company scripts.
Caught our favorite Fed Ex guy, John Manis, back in our Tech Services department, where the stuff he delivers goes first, before it gets to our patrons.
Pam and Ed Hickam, of County Line Landscaping, are caught reading in between keeping our garden and grounds looking nice.
Thomas School Principal, Linda Flowers, is caught at the African American Museum.
African-American Museum co-founder, Milton McDaniel (c), gets caught reading with his grandchildren and their buddies. (L-R: Travez Delmore, Sheridan Coleman, JosJ Tom<s, Marleny McDaniel and Milton McDaniel III).
Ms Glenice Grigsby, administrative assistant at Thomas School, gets caught reading Mary Hoffman’s “Amazing Grace” at the African-American Museum.
City of Carbondale Community Relations officer, Marilyn James, caught at the African-American Museum.
SIUC Legal Counsel, Jerry Blakemore and Park District Board member, Carl Flowers (both members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity) get caught reading one of their fraternity brother’s books—Dick Gregory’s “Callus on My Soul.”
“Mr. Shawnee Green Party,” Charlie Howe is caught reading Jon Stewart’s “America.”
Caught one of our favorite real estate ladies, Imogene Reese of Realty Central, browsing the ‘gently-used’ books before buying.
Our architect pal, Brad Klein of White & Borgognoni, is caught perusing the New Book shelves.
Bryan Funk, one of our regular Korando Electric guys, is caught on one of his regular visits
It just makes sense to catch our pal, Marti Crothers, from John A. Logan’s literacy office, reading!
Mr. Harry Perk, our resident Buckminster Fuller scholar, gets caught reading (what else?) “Cosmic Fishing: An Account of Writing Synergetics with Buckminster Fuller!”
Library volunteer, Rosemary Nadaf, caught enjoying one of the perks of volunteering at a library!
Our volunteer coordinator, Patrick's family - Beth, Iris and Rowan - happened by and got caught checking out the solar energy display. Look at the concentration on little Rowan's face!
Marti Crothers and new literacy volunteer, Thelma Okafor, caught surveying JALC Literacy program information in the library meeting room.
Bruce Hickam, our regular Enviro-Tech guy, gets caught reading the latest college paper at the "Get Caught Reading" display!
Library volunteer, Lilly Crane, just happens to be reading a book about the NEXT place she's going to visit.
The info sheet with the basics.
Paul Moon, of the FCC and Ms Mary, Adult/Teen Services Librarian.
Mr Moon's nifty little toy!
Tuning things up.
What to look for? How to? What to expect?
Our local PBS station, WSIU, is going digital earlier than Feb 17 -- Jan 29....
...In the meantime, we get to watch "Dora, the Explorer" at the Circ desk!
....and more questions, from our regular perpetual questioner!
Carbondale Community Arts hosted a tea party, July 20, before the performances of "Little Women, the Musical."
September is "Library Card Sign-up Month."
Power outage or not, volunteer Rose Mary Nadaf, carries on.
Russ Trimble, retired professor, and a member of our intrepid volunteer corps, inventories a non-fiction collection.
Banned Books Week, observed during the last week of September, celebrates the freedom to read.
Staff member, Brandi, signs up two young patrons.
The Southern Illinois Talking Books Center helps the hearing-impaired keep their love for reading in force--instead of page-turning, it's just a matter of popping in a tape.
One of CPL's longtime BOT members also endows the Philip F. Simon Memorial, in honor of her late son. The materials purchased are displayed every November.
Here's something you don't see every day!
Captured for posterity (because it won't happen often!)
A valentine to our patrons and friends and everyone who had anything to do with our February fundraisers. We auctioned off all 79 art prints, and hosted 14 teams for Trivia Night.
When a patron tells us "my dog ate it," sometimes, this is what it looks like!
One of the auctioned art prints, Brenda Joysmith's "Reading from All Sides" ....
... was donated to the "I Can Read!" program. Mrs. Margaret Nesbitt holds it here, along with Edward Gonzales' "How My Father Learned to Read" ...
... which were both purchased for the program by CPL Circulation Asst, Lynette Miller (here with Mrs Nesbitt and some of the kids in the program) ...
.... and which the kids duplicated the pose for their own reading from all sides version.