Date of publication hopefully will be May 1, 2007.
inquiries and information to Knapp Library, P.O. Box 266,
Middletown, IL 62666; or call the library, (217) 445-2050 on Tuesday
or Wednesday afternoons or on Saturday mornings, 9 to noon.
Mark your calendars
Mark your calendars for the Knapp-Chesnut-Becker annual ice cream
social, "An Afternoon of Poetry and Music," on July 16 at the
Middletown Park pavilion.
Jessie Young, a published poet from Mason City, and Bill Furry,
Springfield, of the Illinois State Historical Society, will read
poetry. Music will be provided by the Postville Express from
Historical items of all kinds are being received and collected. A
recent valuable gift, from the Jim Fielden family, is a 1929 map and
floor plan of the Johnson coal mine south of Middletown.
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Civil War photos
Knapp Library is requesting copies of photos of Civil War
participants from the Middletown area.
Families will wish to retain the original photos, but copies of
photos and information will be invaluable to researchers.
"Journey to Book Island"
Shipmates, ahoy! Calling all sailors and pirates to the summer
reading program, directed by Lisa Kuhlman. Children are invited to
join the fun, games, storytelling and refreshments each Wednesday
from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There is no charge.
Skipping July 5, the Wednesday sessions will continue July 12, 19
[News release provided by Winnie Golden]