Tina McCormack

Annual Kids’ Christmas Party at Library Saturday December 9th

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Dec 052017


Saturday, December 9th

Flora Public Library’s Annual Kids’ Christmas party will be Saturday, December 9th.  Robin Brooks from US Bank in Flora will read Christmas stories and have a Christmas Sing-along with the kids from 12:30pm to 1:00pm. Then, the jolly old elf, Santa Claus will arrive at 1:00pm to listen to each of the children’s Christmas lists. After visiting with Santa, a Christmas movie will be shown in the library’s community room. Refreshments will be furnished

All area children and their families are invited to attend this free event. Please remember to bring a camera to have your picture taken with Santa. For more information, please call the library during regular library hours at 662‑6553 or check out the library’s Facebook page and “like” us.





216 N MAIN STREET, FLORA, IL 62839-1510

PHONE 618-662-6553



MONDAY – THURSDAY                       01:30PM – 8:30PM

FRIDAY                                                      10:00AM – 6:00PM

SATURDAY                                             10:00AM – 3:00PM


Plant Sale At Library

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Dec 052017



Flora Public Library will be having a plant sale on Thursday, Dec. 7 & Friday, Dec. 8 during regular library hours. These plants are ones that have resided at the library for a while but can no longer be kept. They will be on display in the East lobby.   Some are large and in heavy pots. Buyers can make an offer on the plant or plants of their choice.   Pots are included with the plants. Buyers are responsible for moving/hauling all plants.

Available plants include one Ponytail Palm (Elephant Foot Palm), two Norfolk Pines, one Ficus Tree, one Mother-in-Law Tongue, one Stick Plant (or Pencil Plant), and two Rubber Plants.

Sale hours are Thursday, 1:30-8:30pm and Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm. Proceeds go to the library technology fund.  

Forget-Me-Not Resource Center

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Apr 242017

The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center at the Flora Public Library includes books, DVD’s, and other resources that anyone, regardless of having a library card, can check out.  The materials cover topics on caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, understanding dementia, biographies of people who have Alzheimer’s disease, educational books on brain health, activities to do with a person with Alzheimer’s, DVDs that are soothing and relaxing, educational and many others.  If you do not have a library card, check out under Flora Forget-Me-Not.

Sponsored by Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness


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Apr 122017

Jim Cartright, Plant Manager of Flora’s Cargill facility, along with members of his Cargill Cares team, visited the library recently to present a donation of $2,500.00. 
Flora Public Library is grateful to Cargill Cares for this very generous donation. Their dedication and generosity to the community has an extremely positive impact on area residents. Thank you on behalf of the library board and staff.

Flora Garden Club Unit #13 Presents Plaque in Memory of Bernadine Rankin

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Nov 212016



Flora Garden Club Unit #13 presented a plaque in memory of Bernadine Rankin, a founding member, to Donna Corry, Library Director and the library board members on November 14th.  The plaque will be displayed at the library and was presented by Shirley Conard and other Unit #13 members.  The presentation was also attended by Bernadine’s sister, Jane Gilliland and her daughter-in-law, Jane. (pictured above)



Oct 052016


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Flora Public Library is announcing a fundraiser for the library’s technology fund. FPL recently had its HARSTAN collection digitized in order to preserve it.

Digital copies of HARSTAN yearbooks from Flora High School, for years 1920-1977 will be made available for sale to the public. Years 1978-2001 may be released at a later date.  Editions from the last 15 years, will not be made available for sale to the public.  This is in compliance with the agreement made with Flora High School prohibiting sale of the last 15 years of HARSTANS.

Each copy of the HARSTAN requested for purchase will be saved onto an individual flash drive provided by the library. Multiple copies of the same year will be saved on individual flash drives as well.  One copy, regardless of date, equals one flash drive.  Digital editions from 1920-1977 will be available for purchase for $25.00 per copy, both for same year and different years.  Any defective flash drive will be replaced upon return of the original to the library within 30 days of purchase.  For computer security reasons, copies will not be saved to personal devices.

HARSTANS will be ordered by filling out an order form and returning it to the library. Order forms must accompany all orders.  Order forms may be obtained in person at the library, downloaded from the library website at www.florapubliclibrary.org or requested by email at florapl@florapubliclibrary.org.  Anyone paying with PayPal will use the PayPal form on the library website.  A postage fee of $4.00 will be charged per flash drive if an order is mailed.

Patrons needing HARSTANS for years 1978-current, may use the print editions that are part of the library’s Local History Collection. Patrons may contact Lisa Hemrich, Yearbook Coordinator at Flora High School, 618-662-8316, about purchasing print copies of the HARSTAN that are still available for the last fifteen years.

Proceeds from digital HARSTAN sales go to Flora Public Library’s Technology Fund. Digital HARSTANS would make great birthday, anniversary or Christmas gifts!!!

Amazon Smile’s for Flora Public Library

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Aug 292016



Now you can shop for your favorite Amazon items and help Flora Public Library at the same time!! AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way to support your favorite charity or non-profit organization while shopping!!  There is absolutely no cost for shoppers to participate in AmazonSmile!

To help the library:

  1. Shop at smile.amazon.com, where the convenience, selection and low prices are the same as Amazon.com. The exciting thing is that when you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to the charity you have chosen. There are almost a million organizations to choose from. Flora Public Library is one of them!!!
  2. The first time you go to smile.amazon.com, choose the organization you wish to support from the list and save.
  3. Make sure when you shop, you are on the smile.amazon.com website and the name of your charitable organization appears below the search bar.
  4. More information about AmazonSmile may be found at https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/ch/about 

Thank you for choosing the library to receive your “smiles”!

Please share this post with all of your friends to help spread the news!

Thank you!! Happy shopping!!

cloudLibrary (formerly 3M CloudLibrary) has a new logo!

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Aug 152016


cloudLibrary (formerly 3M CloudLibrary)

our exclusive eBook and eAudiobook lending platform

You’ll still have access to the same great eBook and eAudiobook service, but you’ll notice the app has a fresh new logo design.

The updated icon design will be released this fall in a cloudLibrary update to your desktop application, smartphone or tablet app. You will experience no other major changes to the app apart from the icon logo update. If you have any questions about this change, please stop by our circulation desk or call the library at 662-6553.


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Apr 122016


Welcome to the new & improved Flora Public Library website!  We want to keep you up to date on our new books and movies and other library materials and services. We hope you like the new site as much as we do.