2017 For the Love of the Library

The Eastport-Annapolis Neck library once again was the site of the Library Foundation’s popular For the Love of the Library annual fundraiser held April 21. Longtime Foundation friends, Cathy and John Belcher served as Honorary Chairs for this year’s event which raised more than $46,000 for the library.

Foundation Events Committee chair Trish Strott, with co-chair Pam Buckenmaier, and Committee members Nancy Almgren, Amy Bartholomee, DeDe Duncan-White, Anna Greenberg, Barbara Maxwell, Elle Shanahan, Chuck Steadman and Amy Steindler, planned and carried out the event, which was the fourth year for the festive gathering. More than 200 friends of the library feasted, bid on five special auction items and donated $15,300 to purchase talking VOX booksfor the children’s collections in each AACPL library.

The Foundation thanks the volunteers, guests and all who participated in making For the Love of the Library 2017 a success!


Photo of two females, one African American and one white, looking at a book together.Photo of event attendees. They enjoying some drinks, talking, and smiling. Photo of a white woman in the foreground wearing a virtual reality headset that covers the top portion of her face. In the background are bookshelves.

Photos from left: Librarian Amanda Youngbar (right) shows Library Foundation Director DeDe Duncan-White these children’s books that feature integrated audio and help develop strong readers; For the Love of the Library 2017 Gold Sponsor Mairead O’Reilly (ctr) with Cliff Cunitz (left) and Cathy O’Donovan; Foundation friend Janet Richardson-Pearson tries out a virtual reality headset.

You can visit our Flikr album to see all the photos from the night. Besides the delicious hors d'oeuvres and exciting live auction, the event also featured demonstrations of some of the various tech tools that the branches have available. These included one of the system's 3D printers, the newly added Virtual Reality equipment, and some green screen photo fun. If you took a photo at our green screen, check out those images by clicking on the album below.

FTLOTL 2017 Green Screen



White banner thanking the sponsors of the 2017 For the Love of the Library event. Some company logos and individuals names.White banner with blue type thanking the local restaurants and companies that provided food and drinks for the 2017 For the Love of the Library event.