Friends of the Library
Since 1941, the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library have enriched the library’s resources and supported library programs through funds from their dues and various fundraising ventures. Their purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in the library; to increase the facilities and services of the Elmhurst Public Library; to secure materials for the library which are beyond the scope of the library’s ordinary budget and thus to enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Elmhurst. Some of the most notable projects undertaken by the "Friends" include:
- Donating funds for prize books for thousands of children in the popular summer reading program.
- Donating funds for prizes for adults in the summer reading program.
- Dedicating the benches at the library entrances.
- Purchasing a professional keyboard for library programs and events.
- Supporting the "Elmhurst READS" program.
9th Annual Friends Poetry Contest
9th Annual Friends Poetry Contest 2013
The broadcast times for the poetry program on channel 6 for the month of May are Thursday and Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Congratulations to the winners!
First place: Anjaly Kappen (Conrad Fischer)
Second place: Savannah Nichols (Emerson)
Honorable Mention: Emily Eastman (Visitation) • Ava Hollis (Field) • Matthew Jones (Conrad Fischer) • Fen Nyberg (Emerson) • Brigid O’Brien (Conrad Fischer)
First place: Samuel Heinz (Emerson)
Second place (tie): Christy Cannon (Hawthorne) • Cecelia Spirakis (Emerson)
Honorable Mention: Evan Clark (Emerson) • Genny DeBeau (Emerson) • Arianna Denning (Field) • Carlos Mata (Conrad Fischer) • Amani Mryan (Field) • Teddy Olander (Field) • Nick Pomatto (Emerson) • Diego Shalym (Conrad Fischer) • Matthew Splitstone (Field)
First place: Beckett Anderhous-Custer (Sandburg)
Second place: Emma Radcliff (Sandburg)
Honorable Mention: Sarah Gutierrez (Sandburg) • Cece Stumpf (Sandburg)
7TH & 8TH GRADE
First place: Kennedy Ruiz (Sandburg)
Second place (tie): Joy Dattoli (Homeschool) • Katie Garcia (Sandburg)
Honorable mention: Maria Muehleis (Sandburg) • Esther Povh (Sandburg)
First place (tie): Keely Resing (York) • Kayman Klaas (York)
Second place: Jessica Heinz (York)
Honorable mention: Laurel Chamberlin (York) • Vshasi Naha (York)