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The Library greatly appreciates the gifts and memorials donated to the Heyworth Public Library. It is through these gifts and memorials that we can offer services and materials that go beyond the ordinary. For more information on gifts, memorials, or bequests, contact the Library Director at 309-473-2313.
The Heyworth Public Library is excited to announce the addition of a Little Free Library installed at Centennial Park in the playground area. The Little Free Library was built by Heyworth resident, Tom Pickett, who has been working on the project for the last four months. Tom has generously donated his time to the project.
The Little Free Library was built in memory of Vivian Mouser. Vivian joined the Heyworth Public Library in June 1966 and was appointed Director in February 1967. She retired as Director in June 1993, but continued to work at the library until June 2000.
A Little Free Library is a free book sharing box where anyone can take a book or leave a book to share with someone. You do not need to leave a book in order to take a book.
The Little Free Library will be filled with books donated to Heyworth Public Library or books no longer in circulation. The Little Free Library will be open from March through November each year.
The Heyworth Public Library Trustees would like to recognize the generous donations received in Vivian’s memory that made this project possible. We would also like to thank Brian Aho and the Village of Heyworth employees, especially Robbie, Scott and Joe, for helping with the installation and Tom Pickett for his work on the Little Free Library and memorial sign.
Vernon Dickey of Heyworth BSA troop 931 installed his Eagle Project at the Heyworth Public Library on August 19. He and eleven of his fellow scouts, scout leaders, siblings, and Heyworth High School Key Club members installed two rain barrels and did landscaping clean up work. This project was funded by the family of Marilyn Butler in her memory. Marilyn was a longtime board member of the library and enjoyed gardening. She donated landscaping plants to the library every year prior to her death. The rain barrels will be an asset in keeping the flowers watered during the summer months. Thank you to the Butler Family and to Vernon Dickey and friends for making this project happen in our community. The staff and board of the Heyworth Public Library District thank you!
These benches were purchased with generous donations from the family and friends of Maxine Glan and Thelma Van Winkle. There is a bench at both entrances to the library. The mums were purchased with funds donated by GFWC (General Federated Women’s Club).
The Heyworth Board of Trustees commissioned Heyworth resident, Larry Carl, to make and install a book shelf in the Community Room in memory of longtime patron and library trustee, RoBerta Thomas. Mr. Carl generously gave his time to this project and the library purchased his supplies. A plaque was installed recognizing Thomas’ 38 years serving on the board. She was the secretary for most of these years and was known to write the minutes in verse during the early years of the library. Her sense of humor and passion for public libraries will be remembered for future generations.