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

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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

Save the Date! Annual Gala on March 10

80th ANNIVERSARY GALA – SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018

The Friends of the Madison Public Library will celebrate their 80th Anniversary at the Annual Gala on Saturday, March, 10, 2018, at the Madison Public Library from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The Friends will welcome Lynn Favreau, our new Library Director, and honor the Thursday Morning Club, owner and operator of the Madison Community House, who founded the Friends in 1938.  Enjoy an evening of food and wine with old and new friends and participate in the 50/50 raffle.  Additional raffle tickets will be available at the front desk.   Watch for your invitation in the mail.

Gala Benefit Success

The Friends of the Madison Public Library honored Nancy Adamczyk, Director, at their annual Gala Benefit Saturday, March 25 at the library, 39 Keep Street. A crowd of 187 people sipped wine and ate delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Catering Department of the Thursday Morning Club. The Friends’ gift to Nancy was a professional portrait that will be hung in the library. The plaque reads: “Nancy Adamczyk, Director, Madison Public Library — In Appreciation for 46 years of Exceptional Leadership and Devoted Service — May 1, 2017.”

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“It is a privilege for the Friends to honor Nancy who is retiring on May 1 after serving as Director for 39 years,” said Sylvia Luber, Chairwoman. “She has truly served the Continue reading

Annual Gala 2017 ~ You’re Invited!

The Friends of the Madison Public Library will honor Nancy Adamczyk, Director of the Library, at their annual Gala Benefit from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the library.

“It is a privilege to honor Nancy who is retiring after 46 years of service,” said Sylvia Luber, Chairman of the Friends. “She has truly served the community with such wisdom and grace.” During her tenure, Nancy has been a driving force behind the library’s many innovations. In addition to the introduction of many new programs, there have been extensive physical and technological changes. Nancy has been an important part of it all.

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Save the Date: Annual Gala on March 25

Save the date for The Friends of the Madison Public Library’s Annual Gala!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Madison Public Library from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Our honoree this year will be Nancy Adamczyk who will be retiring in May after 46 years of service to the Library, 38 years as Director. Enjoy delicious food and drink, visit with old and new friends and participate in the 50/50 raffle. Additional invitations and raffle tickets will be available at the front desk of the library. Watch for your invitation in the mail.

Annual Gala a Big Success

The Friends of the Madison Public Library Annual Gala was held on Saturday, March 19th. Over 160 attended and were entertained by the popular local group, Sunnyside Jazz. Carmine Toto, Jr., Carmine Toto III and the Toto family were honored for their generous support of our library and largest fundraiser, Touch a Truck, and for their contribution to the community. Everyone enjoyed the evening’s festivities, including the appetizers provided by the Catering Department of the Thursday Morning Club.

Press Coverage of Gala

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(Photo by Judi Whiting)

Thank you to all who attended and also to those who were so generous with their donations.