Friends of Morris Library

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The Friends of Morris Library is an organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Morris Library. Since 1960 the Friends have contributed to the improvement of facilities; purchased needed books, journals and other library materials; restored valuable works of art; preserved existing materials; and sponsored special community events. Also, the Friends annually present the Delta Award to an author, editor, or publisher from or living in southern Illinois, who has contributed significantly to the literature of the region.

When you join the Friends of Morris Library, you will be forging a partnership between private individuals and one of the premier research libraries in the nation. Through gifts from people like you, Morris Library is able to offset diminishing public funding while enhancing the Library’s capabilities.

Read a message from the Friends, see the current board of directors, or donate online.

The Friends of Morris Library organize several events each year:

How to Become a Friend of Morris Library

The Friends of Morris Library invite you to share in their tradition of supporting the Library by making an outright or planned gift or through certain types of gifts-in-kind of library materials. Outright gifts include: cash, securities, credit card payments etc. Planned gifts include: bequests, insurance, annuities, trusts, etc. Gifts-in-kind include: collections of books, manuscripts, artwork, music, etc. To become a friend please fill out this form and mail or bring it to the Library.

Become a friend today! Review this brochure for more information.