Literacy Lines
June 2017
  In this issue:
No More Library Fines @ OPPL
Same Building, New Floor
Suite Spotte in Forest Park
La Grange Conversation Café
Farewell Guadalupe Colin
Donor Recognition
In Memory of Joan Mackinnon
In Memory of Zeno Jacquat
Tutors in Training
No Library Fines @ OPPL
As of June 1st, anyone who checks out materials at an Oak Park Public Library location will no longer be charged overdue fines on those materials.

That's great news for our tutors and learners. You can now renew a book 5 times which gives you 15 weeks.  Read More
Same Building, New Floor
We will still have office space at 1010 W. Lake Street, but our suite number is changing from 603b to 200.

We've teamed up with Regus Co-working to help us keep an Oak Park presence with fantastic amenities.
Suite Spotte in Forest Park
It might have been "suite enough" to have office space in La Grange, but thanks to Sue Reardon we will also have street-level space in Forest Park on Madison.

Suite Spotte's new location opens this month.
La Grange Conversation Café Update
The Café will be getting a new home! Starting this September, we will meet at the La Grange Public Library at 10 W. Cossitt Avenue, just a couple of blocks south of the Metra station. The Library provides a Keurig and K-cups for sale.
Farewell Lupe Colin
Lupe served as our bilingual information specialist.

She has moved outside of our service area, but we wish her all the best in a new and exciting chapter of life.
We appreciate your support...
Grants & Foundations:

Donley Foundation $10,000
Illinois State Library $6,519
(late payment from FY16)
Amazon Smile Foundation $53
Benevity Community Impact Fund $95
GE Foundation $100


Anonymous $150
Barbara Watkins $250
Ben Smogolski $100
Bill Weiland $50
Claudia Marciniak $25
Cristen Vincent $65
Dawn Morse $100
Ed Swift $100
Elena Cornolti $25
Esther Chase $1,500
Florence Jerousek $70
Gregory Gordon* $100
Ira & Marie Goodkin $250
Ira & Nancy Cohen $100
Jeriann Walsh* $100
John Gross $50
Jolinda Cappello $35
Kathleen Stewart $75
Katie Frankle $50
Mario K. Medina $45
Mary Christianson $50
Natalie French* $100
Rachel Wedeward $35
Richard Rubin $25
Robert Streit $50
Sara Connelly $500
Sheila McDonnell $50
Stephenie DiLuzio $25
Susan Sitter $50
Tinnirello Chiropractic $50
Zenaida Maniates $25

*Read Between the Wines - Bookmark Sponsor

In-kind Donations:

Susan Brownell
Esther Chase
Tricia Mladic

There's still time to make a donation before the close of our fiscal year on June 30. We've raised $22,047 or 88% of our goal. Be that missing 12% and literally change a life today!
In Memory of Joan Mackinnon
Anonymous $20
Carsi Huges $50
Charles & Beverly Leistico $25
Chris Claus $50
District 25 Alumni Teachers & Staff $25
George & Bonnie Galvan $25
Hearing Care of Palatine, Inc. $50
Ivelisse & Isabel Jimenez $100
James & Diane Czubek $10
Janet Daboub $20
Jessica Mackinnon $100
John & Beverley Benway $20
Judith Foley $50
Kara A. Murdock $20
Karen & Ken Brumbaugh $100
Laura & Tim Froehling $100
Lesley Niggemann $25
Nancy H. Humphrey $25
Precision Digital Corporation $50
Raymond & Blanca Perez $25
Renee & Richard Cook $40
Robert & Patty Puetz $50
Susan & Dick Millstone $25

Many thanks to the family and friends of Joan Mackinnon for their generous donations. Her children specifically chose our organization to help illuminate Joan's spirit. Everyone who knew Joan would tell you that she "lived to read" and that is exactly what we help people do.

Together, Joan's family and friends raised $1,005 which will begin a new easy-reading collection in her name. Our tutors can use this special collection to inspire a passion for reading with their learners. The Joan Mackinnon Easy Reading Collection will be presented at a celebration later this year.
In Memory of Zeno Jacquat
Jacqueline Van Fossan $20
Sharon Ezop $25
Susan & Hans Rieder $30

"After [my first] 9 years, tutoring two couples and 8 individual students, I’m still going strong. What's been my reward? 3 American citizens, 3 students who received better-paying jobs, and one that succeeded in securing a job." --Zeno
Tutors in Training
Rocio Aguirre
Naomi Attaway
Patricia Bacom
Carol Borysowicz
Emily Brigell
Carole Graybill
Joy Helfrich
Rita Lavin
Barry Lee
Timothy Mantz
Amanda Narkis
Laura O'Shea
Sharon Phillips
Meghan Rock
Sasha Snowden
Anne Welch
You can literally change a life...
Now more than ever, we need your financial support. Better reading, math, and English skills literally change lives. Become a part of it.
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