Happy 100th birthday, Fox River Grove!
Can you believe Fox River Grove is celebrating its centennial in 2019? It’s true! On August 21, 1919, the Village officially came into being. The Library is proud to be one of the hosts of the many celebrations happening all throughout 2019.
This summer will bring loads of special events at the Library and around the Village, including:
*** Historical Tours on Sundays 6/23, 7/21, and 8/18
*** Saturday, July 6: Rock the River and Fireworks Celebration
*** Monday, August 12 - Saturday, August 17: Centennial Week at FRG Library with special drawings and contests for kids and adults - visit the Children's and Adult pages for details
*** Friday 8/23-Sunday 8/25: Centennial Carnival and Floatin' Through the Decades Parade (featuring many of your favorite librarians!)
We’re also hoping you, the residents of Fox River Grove, will help us grow our beloved Local History section. Let’s be inspired by this special anniversary and share our mementos of FRG history with the whole community.
We are especially looking for:
- Cary-Grove High School yearbooks
- Historical photos and signs
- Your best “Box River Groves” from everyone’s favorite third-grade project at ARS for a special fall display
- Old library paraphernalia, including library cards, bookmarks, etc.
If you have other ideas or keepsakes to loan for a short-term display or to donate to our permanent collection, please let us know. We’ve got one hundred years of stories to share!