General Guide XIV – November/December 2015 – printable version

The “Giving Edition” – Issue XIV – November / December 2015  featuring Ways to Give in Albion

Click on either of the images below to access a printable pdf file of the November/December 2015 General Guide to Albion (size ~2MB – give it a minute to load)
Depending upon your plugins and settings in your browser, the file may download to your computer. From there you can read the file and print it onto two sheets of paper.






Dolly Parton Imagination Library

mom_reading_to_babyOne of the best ways we can give is to read to our children.  Albion is lucky to be participating in a program that will provide your baby with a free book each month up until the age of 5.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a FREE program where each month, from the day a child is born until his/her fifth birthday, a carefully selected book arrives in the mail.

To learn more about Albion District Library’s Imagination Library program and how you can participate or support the program, please call (517) 629-3993 or visit the Children’s Room at the Albion District Library.  You can also register online by going to this link:…


Here is the link to the official information about Albion’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library:

Dolly1 About Dolly Parton

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Parton was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the fourth of twelve children.  She has described her family as being “dirt poor”. Parton’s father paid the doctor who helped deliver her with a bag of oatmeal.

Her literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library,a part of the Dollywood Foundation, mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 700,000 children each and every month across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Source: wikipedia

This program accepts donations and also would like to know of any families who are interested in participating.


Giving by Gardening

Screen shot 2015-10-29 at 11.21.57 AMOct 5, 2015From the photo/art of the General Guide “Giving Edition” under the Time panel – some Albion people who gave of their time to make Albion a better place.

The main person is on the front right, Richard Weatherford.  Mr. Weatherford was one of Albion’s three Tuskegee Airmen and he began the Citizens the Beautify Albion group that is responsible for planting petunias along Albion’s main thoroughfares.

The photo art shows actual petunias that were planted in Albion in all over the montage where there are gaps in the other images.  We thank Mr. Weatherford, and those who continue to give in this way now that he is gone.  Learn more about the Citizens to Beautify Albion, and how you can help by visiting

November 2015 Events

nov_2015_calendar_imageEvents in the General Guide Giving Issue will be posted to the calendar on the menu above.  In addition, many of the events are listed in the Albion e-calendar.  You can see them by clicking here: Albion-ecalendar November 2015 list of events. Use the “Back” button on your browser to return to this page. 

You can also see Albion College Music Events by going directly to: the Music Department page of upcoming events.

Remember to visit the Entertainment page in the menu above to see a stream of Albion entertainment posts from various public Facebook pages. We will be posting more information about the events and images of the General Guide at this location.