Residents invited to attend reception, become "Friends of the Library"

Residents invited to attend reception, become "Friends of the Library"
March 23, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Benedictine University Library will hold a reception from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 on the second floor of Kindlon Hall for area residents interested in becoming “Friends of the Library.” The Friends of the Library work to develop resources and services for the Benedictine University Library by raising funds and developing and presenting programs of interest to the Benedictine community. Friends also receive announcements and invitations to events and special programs sponsored by the Library. Benedictine University President William J. Carroll and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Julius will speak briefly at the reception. Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B., Benedictine art curator, will present a brief guide to some of the artwork that is displayed in and around the library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Jack Fritts at (630) 829-6060 or e-mail him at jfritts@ben.edu. The Benedictine Library serves the research and information needs of Benedictine University and the broader community. The Library houses more than 126,000 books and provides access to more than 14,000 periodicals and 90 databases. The Library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from noon-11:00 p.m.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.