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Library Board President Jane Gaston, Larry Rogers of Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home, Remodeling Committee Chairperson Joyce Raver and Library Board Remodeling Committee Member Tom Champion look over the alphabet carpet that was recently set out in the children's area. Mr. Rogers donated the money to purchase the carpet. In the background is a large map of the world. The purchase and installation of the map was funded by a donation by Security Alarm. The Children's area also features new seating, part of which was funded by a donation from the American Legion Auxiliary and part of which was funded by a Live and Learn Construction Grant from the Illinois State Library. For more pictures of the redesigned area, click on the News tab at the left of this screen.


Thursdays are Domino Days at Bryan-Bennett Library. A group of local residents meets for several lively and fun rounds of Dominos on Thursdays at 1-3 p.m.


Image may contain: 23 people, people smiling, people standingThe Greater Salem Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting during the open house on January 17, in celebration of the Bryan-Bennett Library remodeling project. The bulk of the project was funded through a Live and Learn Construction Grant awarded by the Illinois State Library. The Walmart Foundation also supported the remodeling project with money to purchase new seating.


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