ELGIN – As part of National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 16-22, Friends of Elgin Community Library will hold their quarterly meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the library, 108 Thoma Drive.
Approximately 90 local businesses, organizations and individuals make up the Friends of ECL. Through fundraising and volunteerism, the friends help support educational and entertainment initiatives for library patrons. 
Friends’ treasurer will share the results of last month’s record-setting fall book sale. 
Other business includes plans for a membership and renewal drive. Library Director Leslie Durham will report on the library’s successes and future plans, including the placement of a bookshelf in front of the library, money for teens and new initiatives involving a Health and Literacy Grant.
Patrons who visit the library during Friends Week are eligible to win prizes from local businesses. Those who guess how many pieces of candy are in the cup could win prizes from Haciendas Las Margaritas Bar and Grill, Pizza Corral pizzeria or Pink Elephant Coffee and Snow Cones.
In addition, the Friends will give away free books at Williams Grocery Store on Wednesday, Oct. 20. 
Annual membership dues are individual, $10; family, $20; business, $50; and lifetime $100.
Friends of the Elgin Community Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
For more details on ECL events and scheduled programs, visit www.elginlibrary.org or check out Elgin Community Library’s Facebook page.