Honor Book Recipients

Remember a loved one or honor a special event by sponsoring a select item in the collection. A bookplate inserted in the item names both the individual being honored and the donor. If you are interested in sponsoring an item, call (630) 960-1200 or email Maggie Thomann. Our most recent honor books include:

In Memory of...

Bill Corr
given by Friends and Former Students
Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider; Whatever Happened to the Metric System by John Bemelmans Marciano; Getting Schooled by Garret Keizer; Flawless Consulting by Pete Block

Kathrin Dierker
given by Cindy Blest, Sharri & Rosario Coco, Alan & Linda Blest, The Roiger Family
Various Titles

Juliet Ide
given by Downers Grove Woman’s Club
Plantiful by Kristin Green

Hazel Jones
given by Nona Jones
The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg; Searching for Silver Heels by Jeannie Mobley; Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Joan Rivers
given by Cathy Lou Pearson
Ketchup is a Vegetable: and other lies moms tell themselves by Robin O’Bryant, Dress of the Year by Richard Lester

Matilda Scheck
given by Louise Powers
Loom Knitting Afghans by Isela Phelps;Knit Noro 1 2 3 skeins by Wendy Bernard; Up, Down, All Around Stitch Dictionary; Playing to win at Bridge by Ron Klinger; Bowling Fundamentals by Michelle Mullen

Catherine Slachetka
given by The Staff, Downers Grove Public Library
Rustic Modern Crochet by Yumiko Alexander

Don Speight
given by Barney & Kay Keating
The top ten guide to fly fishing by Jay Zimmerman; The Total Fishing Manual by Joe Cermele

Bob Wilson
given by Cathy Lou Pearson
Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington; Double Reverse by Fred Bowen; Magic Delivery by Clete Barrett Smith


In Honor of…


The Birth of Brooke Hazel Vought
given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
Mommy’s Little Sunflowers by Angela McAlister

The Birth of Sebastian Robin Reichl
given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
Mom’s the Word by Timothy Knapman

The Birth of Hannah Breslin Hose
given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
Picnic by John Burningham

Joanne Voight
given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz

Bill and Cassandra Ponstein
50th Anniversary
given by Linda Bedoe, Brenda Lovell, Sue Rasmussen
Chanel and Her World by Edmonde Charles-Roux