ROYALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY


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 305 SOUTH DEAN STREET

ROYALTON, ILLINOIS 62983

TELEPHONE: 984-4463

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARIAN~~BILL McPHAIL


 

PREVIOUS LIBRARIAN~~TINA CARPENTER


 

 (Library Board President, Mrs. Pat Horn, Mrs Marie Coppi, Ms.Carla Coppi and
Mr. Erv Coppi.)

Honoring Mrs. Milta Garavalia

On Tuesday night, August 18, the Royalton Public Library Board honored the late Milta Garavalia, long time Library Board Trustee and volunteer. After a brief ceremony, a charcoal portrait of Mrs. Garavalia was unveiled. The portrait will hang in the library. It was done by Carmen Clark of Herrin.
Mrs. Garavalia was a second grade teacher in Royalton for many years and had taught two generations of many Royalton families. She was instrumental in the formation in 1981 of a Reading Room housed in the old Royalton School, and became one of the first Library Board Trustees when the Library District was formed. She also took her turn as a volunteer librarian during the early years of the library's existence. She was a proud spectator when the ribbon was cut for Royalton's new library on September 8, 2001.
Attending the dedication were Mrs. Garavalia's brother, Erv Coppi along with his wife Marie and their daughter Carla. Before unveiling the portrait, Library Board President Pat Horn introduced several former and present library board trustees and two librarians who spoke briefly of their personal associations with Mrs. Garavalia. Those speaking were Pat Knox, Debbie Buckingham, Renee Lefler, Joe Blazine, Bess Schoen, Sonnie Gulley, Carla Bogdajewicz, Sharon Houston, Tina Carpenter, and Pat Horn. Mr. Coppi also said a few words after the portrait was unveiled.


 

   Royalton Public Library And
Award-Winning Author Anne-Marie Legan,
Saturday, September 4, 2004!


Anne-Marie Legan resides in Herrin, Illinois, (originally a Zeigler native) ,and has received countless awards for her literary works, among them the President's Award For Literary Excellence by Cader Publishing, which is granted to a select group of accomplished writers whose work, over the past year, has been judged to be among the year's best. Anne-Marie Legan has won this award every year since 1996.

Anne-Marie's works includes adult poetry, children's fables & poetry, and two mystery novels.

All of Ann-Marie's books were available for purchase and autographed by the author herself!

 Library Fund Raiser

For Sale:

Volume I of "Royalton Happenings"--Years 1930 & 1931

and, NOW AVAILABLE IS>>>>>>>>>

Volume II of "Royalton Happenings"--Years 1932 & 1933!

Volumes III & IV will be available at a later date.

Price: $8.00 + $2.00 Shipping and Handling--Please send check or money order to:
Royalton Public Library, P.O. Box , Royalton, Illinois 62983.

Special!: Purchase two, any combination, for $15.00, a $1.00 savings. Postage for mailing a package of two is $3.00, a total of $18.00.

These books represent events that occurred within Royalton, Illinois during the years
1930 & 1931, and 1932 & 1933 and were published in local newspapers. There are stories of boot-legging, shoot-outs, and union miner labor disputes, to name a few.

LIBRARY HOURS

MONDAY: 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON
AND
1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY: 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON
AND
1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

FRIDAY: 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON
AND
1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

SATURDAY: CLOSED!

 

LIBRARY BOARD

PRESIDENT: PAT HORN

VICE PRESIDENT: CARLA BOGDAJEWICZ

TREASURER: SONNIE GULLEY

SECRETARY: SHARON HOUSTON

MARY BARCLAY

TONI BUCKINGHAM