2020 Gala Benefit ~ March 28

The Friends of the Madison Public Library, a nonprofit organization, will honor Madison resident Tom Bintinger, President of the Library Board of Trustees, at its annual Gala Benefit to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the library at 39 Keep Street. “Tom cares deeply about the library and its mission to service the community, is supportive of innovation and offers us visionary management of library funds for current and future sustainability,” said Lynn Favreau, Library Director during several years of Bintinger’s tenure as President.

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“I have always been impressed with the dedication, loyalty and professionalism of Tom Bintinger,” said Sylvia Luber, Chair of the Friends.“He has served the board for fifteen years, ten as its president. In that time he has provided us with guidance on numerous occasions; his advice was always thoughtful and sound. When the founder of the minicourses had resigned after 24 years of volunteer service, Tom joined our committee meetings and gave us good suggestions as to how we might proceed. His reports each year at our Annual Meetings and March Gala Benefit informed us of the direction of the library and trustees. It’s always been a pleasure working with Tom because of his calm, encouraging and optimistic attitude. The library, Friends and community are most fortunate to have his commitment and enthusiasm as President of the Library Trustees.”

All are cordially invited to attend the March 28 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. Tickets for a fund-raising event with cash prizes are also available at the front desk.  Reservations also can be made online CLICK 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.

You’re Invited! Gala Benefit ~ March 23

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.

Honoree Sue Carter

“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. Continue reading “You’re Invited! Gala Benefit ~ March 23”

Save the Date ~ March 23 ~ Annual Gala Library Fundraiser

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. 

80th Anniversary Annual Gala Success!

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.

Speaking for Trustees’ president, Tom Bintinger, Trustee vice president, David Luber, described initiatives being taken by the library trustees Continue reading “80th Anniversary Annual Gala Success!”

Annual Gala 2018 – You’re Invited!

The Friends of the Madison Public Library, a nonprofit organization, will honor The Thursday Morning Club at its annual Gala Benefit to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the library at 39 Keep Street.

Reservations can be made online HERE.

“The club founded the Friends of the Madison Library in 1938, so it is most appropriate that the Friends honor their founder on the library’s 80th anniversary” said Sylvia Luber, Chairman of the Friends. “The Thursday Morning Club has contributed so much, not only to the library, but also to Madison and the surrounding area, that it is a privilege to recognize their work. Many on our library board are also members of the club as are Continue reading “Annual Gala 2018 – You’re Invited!”