July 2018

Locals Job Fair this month! The much-anticipated Locals Job Fair for the new library construction project is happening! Fransen Pittman, our general contractor, is seeking subcontractors, carpenters, and laborers. One of the reasons that the Lyons Regional Library District chose Fransen Pittman in the first place was because of their deep commitment to local involvement. Fransen Pittman sincerely believes that “locals are better. This is a project for the community and should be built by the community. Building with locals also helps the local economy keep more money within the District.” When & Where? There will be two times and locations. Wednesday, July 18 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Pizza Bar 66…

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July and August 2018
Hazel taking the stage at Wildflower Pavilion. Photo credit is “photo courtesy of Glynnis Farmwald”

July and August 2018

By Darcie Sanders, Lyons Regional Library District Trustee Three major milestones met in July, plus state-wide recognition for our District! The new library project met three major milestones in July, and we’re excited to share the progress. Major fundraiser success First, on July 12th, 2018 over 250 happy “Hazel Tasters” participated in the Taste of Lyons with a Splash of Blues featuring Hazel Miller and Her Big Band at the Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion. This event raised about $40,000 towards the new building in a single incredible night. Kudos to the extraordinary team that put it together: Lyons Regional Library District Foundation (Connie Eyster, Glynnis Farmwald, Janet Corson-Rikert, Bill Palmer, Liz Early),…

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July 2018
Hazel taking the stage at Wildflower Pavilion. Photo credit is “photo courtesy of Glynnis Farmwald”

July 2018

A shout out to a wonderful member of our community, Patricia McGrane. Patricia couldn’t make it to the Taste of Lyons-Hazel Miller event due to being out of town, so she went ahead and bought tickets for two other couples who otherwise would not have been able to attend. According to her Lyons Happenings post she did it “in honor of my EXTREME love for live Blues music and public libraries.” Patricia hopes that “everyone has an amazing time at this event and that the library gets the needed $$$ for its growth!” Patricia, thank you for your generous humanity and we hope you have a great time in Italy. (Or, as…

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