Library serves as TV setting

By on November 26, 2009

Also: Library begins to ‘Tweet,’ recognizes long-term employee
Sugar grove—On a recent Friday morning, the Quiet Reading Room of the Sugar Grove Public Library was transformed into a ski lodge. This was done for a video shoot using the library fireplace as a video backdrop for an episode of Aspiring Women.

The episode featuring the Sugar Grove Library is scheduled to air the week of Nov. 23. It airs Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

The episode is shown on Comcast digital 138 or online at

Aspiring Women is an Emmy-winning production from the Total Living Network. The episode was produced by Lynda Fillipp. Fillipp is an award-nominated producer and Kane County resident.

Library on Twitter

The Sugar Grove Public Library posts messages on the social networking site under the user name of SugarGroveKnows. The messages serve to promote library and community items of note.

You do not have to enroll to read the messages posted by the library. To sign on for the service and become a follower of SugarGroveKnows would allow a user opportunity to fully appreciate the timely updates. Staff of the Janice Katherine Rich Technology Learning Center offer both class time, and individual sessions, on using the service.

Fallmaier recognized for 20 years of service
Trustees of the Sugar Grove Public Library District recognized Janice Fallmaier for 20 years of employment at the library.

She was presented a service pin recognizing those 20 years of service. Fallmaier, a resident of Sugar Grove, began working at the Sugar Grove Library in November 1989 as a circulation library assistant. Working the front desk and typing card catalog cards were among her first jobs at the library.

She was also involved in the early success of several popular programs, the Mystery Book Discussion Group, Open the Book on Quilting, and many popular inter-generational programs.

The programs often brought grade school summer readers to an activity with an older family member or the members of the Sugar Grove Seniors. She is now focused on the processing side of library work and is currently in the Technical Processing department.