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Friends of the Library: History

First 25 Years Timeline

1990

Friends of the Library established

Rare Book Room opened in Byrne Library

Literary Lecture Series started

First Used Book Sale (held in Stewartfield)

 

1991

Annual Dinner established

Festival of the Book Fundraiser held

 

1993

Book Nook opening

Established funding for the Mobile Collection ($200 per year)

 

1995

Faculty Wish List project

 

1996

Memorial/Honoree Book Project started

 

2002 - 2003

Shakespeare Fund Raiser

 

2003

Faculty Wish List Project

 

2003 - 2004

Capital Fund Drive for the Burke Library (totaling $75,000.00)

Brown Bag Book Sales

 

2004

Faculty Wish List Project

DVD Collection established ($1,000 per year)

Burke Library Opening

 

For more information on the first 25 years of the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library:

Annual Dinner 2017

Special Volunteer:  Tracy Parman

Theme for Annual Dinner 2017:  Celebrating Sherlock Holmes, the 125th Anniversary of Sherlock Holmes' first debut,  A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Mystery to Solve:  Three Clues were available beginning at 6:30 pm

Location:  Burke Memorial Hall at Spring Hill College

Date:  May 11, 2017

Violinist:  Jim Lictenberger

Special Thanks to:

Professor Emeritus Dr. John Hafner who donated his extensive personal book collections by and about William Falkner as well as autographed first books by Alabama authors to the Burke Memorial Library.

Mrs. Elizabeth Walmsley, who facilitated the donation of her father Dr. Sam Eichold's substantial collection of books published in Mobile or written by Mobilians or about Mobile to the Rare Book Room of the Burke Memorial Library.

Annual Dinner 2016

Volunteer of the Year:  Dennis Austin

 

Incoming President:  Kate Michelle Browning

Outgoing President:  Julie Kraft

 

Theme for Annual Dinner 2016:  The Library At Downtown Alley

 

Location:  Byrne Memorial Hall at Spring Hill College

 

Date:  May 12, 2016

Annual Dinner 2015

Volunteer of the Year:  Mary Francis Hallet

 

Incoming President:  Julie Kraft

Outgoing President:  Julie Kraft

 

Theme for the Annual Dinner 2015:  90th Anniversary of F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

 

Location:  Byrne Memorial Hall at Spring Hill College

 

Date:  May 14, 2015

Annual Dinner 2017 Photo Gallery

Announcing the First Clue for the Mystery to Solve

Sherlock Holmes Poster at Entrance

Red Rose and White Hydrangea Bouquet at Reception Desk

Location of Sherlock Holmes' famous deerstalker with a herringbone design, the Second Clue in the Mystery to Solve

Beverly and David Brill browse the Silent Auction

Silver Urn for Sale at the Silent Auction, location of the Third Clue of the Mystery to Solve

Table Setting with Sherlock Holmes placecard and Red Carnations Bouquet

Table Set with the First Course of Salad

Table Settings for the Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner 2016 Photo Gallery

Floral Arrangement Photograph

Southern Wildflower Bouquet in Silver Vase

Photograph of Dennis Austin

Dennis Austin, Book Nook Manager

Photograph of Dinner Tables

Welcome Area for Annual Dinner 2016

Patrice and Bro Baur

Patrice and Bro Baur, Friends of Spring Hill College Library

Dining Area Setup

Dining Area Setup

Photograph of Gentry Holbert and Merv White-Spunner

Gentry Holbert, Library Director and Merv White-Spunner, Book Nook Volunteer

Silent Auction for the Annual Dinner

Silent Auction for the Annual Dinner

Bobby Handley, Book Nook Volunteer

Bobby Handley, Book Nook Volunteer

Table Arrangement with Roses and Candles

Table Arrangement with Roses and Candles

Merv White-Spunner and Joann

Merv White-Spunner and Joann, Friends of the Spring Hill Library Members

Annual Dinner 2015 Photo Gallery

Friends of Spring Hill College Library, Patrice and Bro Baur, and Shawn-Patrick Hynes

Friends of Spring Hill College Library, Patrice and Bro Baur, and Shawn-Patrick Hynes, enjoy the 1920s car.

Reception Area

Reception Area

Entrance to the Annual Dinner 2015

Entrance to the Annual Dinner 2015

Close-up of the 1920s Car

Close-up of the 1920s Car

Silent Auction for Annual Dinner 2015

Silent Auction for Annual Dinner 2015

Centerpiece and Table for Annual Dinner 2015

Elaborate Centerpiece and Table for Annual Dinner 2015

Close-up of the Salad Appetizer of the Annual Dinner 2015

Close-up of the Salad Appetizer of the Annual Dinner 2015 with the beads, vases, and yellow roses forming an appealing Table Centerpiece

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