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We have VHS movies for sale for 50 cents each! Contact the library for more information




Art Show!

August 3rd and 4th

Cash awards totaling over $700.00 will be presented to the winning artists

The call is for artists 16 years of age or older who live within a 30 miles radius of Franklin Grove. All 2 dimensional work
(acrylics, paintings, pastels, oil paintings, pencil/charcoal drawings) must be original, recently done, properly framed and
wired for hanging, and suitable for family viewing, no nudes please. The show will not accept crafts or sculptures.
Photographs will be accepted into the art show.

You may deliver your artwork directly to the Winifred Knox Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 1st from 10:00 am –
7:00 pm or on Thursday, August 2nd from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

There will be a judging of the show Thursday afternoon (August 2nd) from 1:00-3:00 pm. Ribbons will be placed on the
selected artwork Thursday afternoon for public viewing. Artwork will be on display for public viewing Friday from 10:00
am – 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Artwork may be picked up on the following Monday and Tuesday
during regular library hours (10:00 am – 7:00 pm). Please bring your receipt along when picking up your artwork.
Each artist may enter up to 2 paintings or photographs. There will be a $10.00 entry fee for each painting/photograph.
The artist’s name and contact information must be attached to the back of each work. A duplicate contact form will be
given to the volunteers for record keeping. We will not participate in the sale of art but will gladly pass on to you the
names of anyone interested in purchasing your work.

If you would like to participate in the show, please call the library at 815.456.2823. This is so we can plan for space and
make sure we have plenty of easels. Feel free to call if you have any questions or concerns regarding the art show.
Entry forms may be found on the Winifred Memorial Knox Library website or may call library and request form.
Our judge this year for the event is Ellen Allen of Dixon, IL.

Click here to download form #1

Click here to download form #2

Click here to view original poster




Come to the library during the Franklin Grove Harvest Festival. The library will he hosting an art show on Friday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lunch and a movie will be held on Wednesday, August 29th from noon until 2:30 p.m. We will be watching "Hellcats of the Navy", starring Ronald Reagan. A sign up sheet will be at the circulation desk. Adults only, please.

Please call the library at 815-456-2823 for more information.

Children under age 8 need parental supervision at all programs.



Movie Night



Craft Day


Children under age 8 need parental supervision at all programs.


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Monthly Library Events

Be sure to check the Event Calendar for any last minute additions!

Movie Night - Last Friday of each month from 6-8 PM

Craft Day - Last Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to Noon

Children under age 8 need parental supervision at all events.

Have an idea for a program or event? Email us today!

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We Have a Winner!!
Congratulations to the Huddle Cafe in Ashton!

The Huddle went up against some of the big boy pizzerias, and won! Thank you goes out to the middle school students at AFC for being our judges. To those who could not make it this year...hope you can join us next year to see if the Huddle can maintain its title!





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Library hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

112 S. Elm St., PO Box 326
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Phone: 815-456-2823
Fax: 815-456-2619

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