January 11, 2022: Personnel Committee
b) January 11, 2022: Board Meeting minutes
c) February 1, 2022: Personnel Committee
d) February 1, 2022: Special Board Meeting
e) February 4, 2022: Special Board Meeting
Ratification of bills - APPROVE
Building -- Generator update
Update on Director search - DISCUSSION
Executive session to discuss the appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance,
or dismissal of specific employees of the
public body (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1)) and the
minutes of meetings lawfully closed under
the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21)).
Hire Director -- APPROVE
b) New gas meter purchase -- APPROVE
c) Approve Employee Handbook -- APPROVE
d) Approve Policy Manual -- APPROVE
e) Regular Transfer of Interest Income
from CDs to Operations -- APPROVE
f) Take over payroll from Village -- APPROVE
Meeting of the Franklin
Grove Public Library
February 1, 2022, 5:00pm
112 S Elm St., Franklin Grove, IL 61031
1. Call to Order
2. Recognition of visitors
3. Unfinished Business
a. Employee handbook review
4. New Business
have take-home crafts for kids at the circulation
desk. They are available until gone.
of June 29th, 2020, Interlibrary loan has started
again. We can now order books from other libraries.
Please access our catalog to place your holds.
You will be notified when your items arrive.
Franklin Grove Library will open on Monday, July
20, 2020. Please note the following items:
*Face masks/coverings must be worn in the library.
*30-minute time limit on browsing/computer use.
*Please continue to use the book drop to return
*Please practice social distancing.
*We will be open regular hours: Monday-Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
to the COVID-19 virus, the library will not be
accepting any donations of books & other materials
until further notice.
Thank you for your patience & understanding.
Gross is a master at writing exciting fiction
with a historical background, and he continues
this in "The Fifth Column".
Mossman lives in New York City. It is 1939, and
the world tensions are high, as the Nazis have
taken power in Germany. Charlie has lost his job
and is drinking away his sorrows when a group
of thugs barge into the bar. Draped in Nazi regalia,
these men have come for trouble. Charlie gets
in a fight and tragic consequences follow for
years later, in 1941, Charlie's estranged wife
Liz and daughter Emma are living in a small apartment
in Yorkville, a center for German Americans. These
people openly support Hitler and his policies.
Paroled from prison, Charlie hopes to revive his
relationship with his wife and daughter. An elderly
couple live across the hall from Charlie's wife.
These people have taken a liking to Charlie's
family. They claim to come from Switzerland, but
Charlie has strong doubts about them.
the story goes on, Charlie's worst fears are about
to be realized. Emma becomes a pawn in a struggle
between Charlie and the elements of the Fifth
Column. Has Charlie gotten in over his head? Will
he be able to rescue his daughter before it's
become a big fan of Andrew Gross, and I've really
enjoyed his other historical works, including
"The One Man", "The Saboteur",
and "Button Man". This book fits in
nicely with Gross' previous works. The story is
interesting with its historical backdrop of New
York City just before the outbreak of the war,
and it builds in suspense throughout the book.
The characters are well-developed, especially
Trudi and Willi Bauer.
recommend "The Fifth Column". Fans of
good historical fiction will surely enjoy it.
have new weekly crafts for the month of Month.
Stop by the circulation desk to pick one up.
under age 8 need parental supervision.
Library Events Be sure to check the Event
Calendar for any last minute additions!
Night - Last Friday of each month from 6-8 PM
Day - Last Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM
under age 8 need parental supervision at all
an idea for a program or event? Email
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