Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York TImes Bestselling Author

Kimberla Lawson Roby followed her teachers’ advice who said she had a talent for writing and storytelling. Her first book, Behind Closed Doors, was self-published, and she sold 10,000 copies in six months. She has published 27 books; Casting the First Stone is the first in the Rev. Curtis Black series. In 2013, Roby was the recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work–FIction. Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Annual Guide 2019

“Libraries walk fine line balancing e-book investments” – 2012, Klonicki

Source: The Rock River Times, January 18-24, 2012,  Vol. 19, No. 13 p 2A

“Public input needed on Rockford Public Library decisions” – 2012 Guest Columns

Source:  The Rock River News, Jan. 18 – 24, 2012

“Book by Webbs Norman explores history….” – Jan. 2012


Source: The Rock River Times, Jan. 11 – 17, 2012


Immigration Histories of Rockford Italian Families – 2018, Mike Doyle and Frank Perrecone

Source: Immigration Histories of Rockford Italian Families, compiled by the Greater Rockford Italian American Association, edited by Mike Doyle, and Asst. Editor, Frank Perrecone

R977.331 IMMIGRATION     New in Rockford Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Dept. March 2018

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“Vote No to Home Rule March 20” – 2018, “Get Out to Vote”

Source:  The Market Street Press, Market 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 5