We paid the bills last fall. We got the grant check in the spring and deposited it. Last month we (not me personally, but the interim director) got a call from the Illinois State Library saying that Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White would like to present a display check and would July 8 be all right? The interim director asked if I could be there to receive the check since I'd applied for the grant. Certainly.
It turned out to be a bigger event than I anticipated. The township supervisors, our state representative, and staff from the State Library and the Secretary's office were there. So was the district office director for our congressional representative. She had a pleasant surprise for me!
(Board president George Andersson, Sec. White, Rep. Sheri Jesiel, and me.)
The Rotary Summer School kids had an unexpected civics lesson. (Me, Rotary president Shantal Taylor, Director of the State Library Anne Craig, Sec. White, Rep. Jesiel, Township Supervisors Cheri Neal and Jan Suthard.)
The box I shipped from the ALA conference (I had it sent to the library) arrived. These new books and upcoming release will keep us occupied for a while.