Category Archives: Special Event

Local Author Event

We are looking forward to our very own LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT happening Friday evening during the used book sale from 4-7 pm.  Featured authors include:

Clicking on the names will help you learn more about these local success stories and their craft.  Already own something they’ve written? Come to the book sale to get it signed, or to just pick their brains!

Also, tonight is your last chance to unload any donations for this weekend’s book sale. It should be an amazing sale due to all the incredible donations we have received thus far; there will be definitely be something for everyone (and everything is just a buck)!  Feel free to spread the word!

Used Book Sale Draws Near

Donations have been pouring into the library for the upcoming BOOK SALE sponsored by the Education Committee of the Windmill (Windmill Cultural Center & de Immigrant Windmill​) and S.O.S. (Supporters of Schmaling). Much thanks to all those have donated and also to the many volunteers who have been tirelessly transporting and categorizing for the big sale being held April 17th and 18th.  Here are the details:

  • WHERE: (former) TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 518 13TH AVE. (corner of 5th St. and 13th Ave.)
  • WHEN: FRIDAY from 4 – 7 p.m. and SATURDAY from 8 a.m. – NOON (regular sale prices) and then re-opening for the “BAG SALE” from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • WHAT: There will be books of almost every genre, including children’s books, poetry, cookbooks, large-print editions, history, and plenty more fiction and non-fiction selections.  There are also many puzzles, games, DVDs, and video-cassette tapes.
  • WHAT ELSE: Friday evening of the sale will also include a BOOK SIGNING by local authors Misty Evans, Amy Manemann, Dionne Witt, and Aria MichaelsThere will also be a BAKE SALE!
  • PRICE: Admission is FREE! After the regular sale, a “BAG SALE” will be held to clear out as many items as possible.

All proceeds will go toward staff development for the “Education Committee of the Windmill Area and for enhancements in the Children’s Department here at the library.  You can also read about the sale here at the city of Fulton’s website.

Questions?  Call (815) 589- 3160 or 2045

Library Joins Christmas Walk Festivities

Christmas Walk Lantern

Don’t forget to stop by Schmaling Memorial Library during the CHRISTMAS WALK December 5th!
We will be having an open house from 5-7pm where you can warm up plus we can show off all the new flooring and the downstairs makeover!

Stop in again Saturday, the 6th, for a CHILDREN’S STORY READING at 10:30, and then an open CRAFT time from 11 – 12:30.

For a full schedule of events for the Fulton Christmas Walk, see: