Earlier this year the Friends postponed the Spring 2020 Annual Gala Benefit to the Fall because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We were looking forward to honoring Thomas Bintinger, long term library Trustee and community leader.
Uncertainties continue about the virus. After careful consideration, we regretfully are canceling the 2020 Gala. We know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
We truly and deeply value your continued interest and support, and thank you for your understanding.
Friends of the Madison Public Library News Release: March 14, 2020
The Friends of the Madison Library, in response to the widespread health concerns resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, announce that the 2020 Gala Benefit scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Madison Public Library is postponed. A new date will be scheduled for later this year.
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.
The Friends of the Madison Public Library will honor Sue Carter, a long-time technology volunteer, Library Trustee, and Board Member, at their annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Madison Library. You are cordially invited to attend, honor Sue for her many contributions to the library, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, served with wine and beer. Tickets are $50 per person. Watch for your invitation in the mail. Additional invitations will be available at the front desk of the library.
The Friends of the Madison Public Library celebrated their 80th Anniversary at an annual Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 10, at the library, 39 Keep Street by honoring their founder, The Thursday Morning Club. Guests enjoyed delicious food prepared by the Catering Department of the Thursday Morning Club under the direction of Bernie Grohol.
Sylvia Luber, Chair of the Friends, formally welcomed Lynn Favreau who began as Madison’s new library director 10 months ago. She was previously the Director of Mountainside Public Library. “The Friends enjoy working with Lynn and look forward to helping her and the library as they move forward with their new projects,” said Luber.