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 Kira Riddle, kriddle@dglibrary.org. Our most recent honor books include:

In Memory of:

Eleanor Angone given by Barney and Kay Keating
A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III by Janice Hadlow

Mickie Beckman given by Family and Friends
Donations were used to purchase materials for the Children’s collection.

Carol Edith Benes given by Donna and Bill Skoumal
Everyday Fancy by Courtney Lapresi

Laura Birkland given by Marty Krause, Melody Danley, Bonnie Reid, and Sara Pemberton
Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel; Off the Leash by Matthew Gilbert; Hounded by Matt Ziselman; I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein; Devoted by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Sharon Both given by Downers Grove Woman’s Club
Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

Betty Brethauer given by The Betty Brethauer Memorial Fund
A generous donation made in the memory of Betty Brethauer. This donation was used to purchase materials for the Adult and Children’s collection.

Art Brown given by Richard and Sarah DeMink
Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsy, How Come?: Every Kid’s Science Questions Explained by Kathy Wollard; Junior Genius Guide: The Human Body by Ken Jennings

Richard Doyle given by Barney and Kay Keating
Your Short Game Solution by James Sieckmann and Men in Green by Michael Bamberger

Carole Ann Fisher given by The Staff, Downers Grove Public Library
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks  

Michael Joesph Fisher given by The Staff, Downers Grove Public Library
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Claire J. Fredenburg given by INSIR Book Club
Five copies of Dead Wake by Erik Larson for the library’s book club collection

Kay Haring given by Louise and Peter Trucano and Connie and Tom Butler
The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market Cookbook by Carolyn Jung; San Francisco Chef’s Table by Christopher Hirsheimer         

In memory of Jean Hohmeier given by Marla Hohmeier
Hello Moon! by Francesca Simon; Hickory Dickory Dog by Alison Murphy

Lenore Mary Jensen given by The Staff, Downers Grove Public Library
Killer in the Kitchen: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery by Donald Bain

Vincent Svitak given by Donna Reid
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson; Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub

Ruth L. Tedrahn given by Downers Grove Ladies Literary Guild
Last One Home by Debbie Macomber (audio book); Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews (audio book); The New Shade Garden by Kenneth Druse

Suzanne Voss given by Diane Wilson, Mark and Gayle Wilson, Michelle and Phil Scimeca
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly; Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham; Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson; If You Find This by Matthew Baker; and Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M. M. Blume

In Honor of:

Kelsey Austin given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
The Comprehensive Guide Wines of California by Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen

The Birth of Kaitlyn Emma Gawel on June 10, 2014 given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
Click, Clack, Peep by Doreen Cronin

Nathan and Elyse Homeier given by Ed and Peg Homeier
The Case of the Missing Moonstones by Jordan Stratford; Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill; The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton; and A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz

The Kroger Family given by Louise Powers
How To Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids by Carol Pasternak

The Birth of Brielle Addison Naufel on February 9, 2015 given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
Bear Counts by Karma Wilson

Traci Skocik given by Pierce Downers Chapter, Children of the American Revolution
Patriots, Redcoats and Spies by Jennifer Moore; Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Dictionary by Anne Dixon; Custom Woven Interiors by Kelly Marshall

Mildred Schott –95th Birthday given by Elaine LaBuda
Bears and a Birthday by Shirley Parenteau and Secret Cipher by Whitaker Ringwald          

The Birth of Tyler Veers on July 23, 2014 given by Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears by Carmela LaVigna Coyle