The Friends of the Madison Public Library, a nonprofit organization, will honor Madison resident Sue Carter, a long-time library technology volunteer and former Friends’ board member and library trustee, at its annual Gala Benefit to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the library at 39 Keep Street. Reservations can be made online HERE.
“Carter has contributed so much, not only to the library, but also to Madison and the surrounding area, that it is a privilege to recognize her work,” said Sylvia Luber, Friends Chairwoman.
“Sue’s vast understanding of technology has been invaluable to the success of all library projects,” said Nancy Adamczyk, Library Director during Carter’s tenure on the board. These projects included library cabling and computer software upgrades. As a Trustee she assisted staff as they developed the policies and procedures these changes required for implementation. Sue’s technology insight and vision also led to the development of the Library’s website and the digitalization of the Madison Eagle, a resource that local history researchers have found extremely useful as they delve into Madison’s past.
All are cordially invited to attend the March 23 Gala Benefit at the library. Wine and beer, and a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Catering Department of the Thursday Morning Club will be served.
Invitations have been mailed to library patrons and are also available at the front desk of the library, as well as tickets for a fund-raising event with prizes. Reservations also can be made online HERE. Admission is $50 per person. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Madison Public Library and mailed to 39 Keep Street, Madison, NJ 07940 along with the RSVP card. Cancelled checks will serve as a receipt; no tickets will be mailed.
Proceeds from the annual Gala Benefit will be used to support special library programs for children, teens and adults, and to expand the book and media collections. The Friends also fund museum passes as part of the library’s popular Museum Pass Program. Adult education programs sponsored by the Friends include minicourses, crafts, lectures, “Tech Tuesdays” and the Summer Seminar Series that is co-sponsored with the Madison Senior Center. Music, movies, app parties, “games day”, and workshops are among the popular family events also made possible by the Friends.