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Board Elects New Officers, Directors

Foundation board of directors elected its slate of officers for fiscal year 2021.

New Library’s Engraved Brick Sidewalk Now In Place

Visit the engraved brick sidewalk at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library.

Woman reading a book laying on the new engraved brick path to the new Busch library
Special Donors Get a Sneak Peek

On November 25, donors who made leadership gifts to the library foundation's Beyond Your Expectations: The Campaign for the Library between 2016 and 2019 met in the under-construction new Annapolis Library on West Street.

They were there to experience a hard hat tour of the rooms and spaces in the library that will be named in their honor when it opens in late April.

Foundation Directors Reach Out

The director's annual "thank-a-thon" took place November 19.

Foundation Hosts Second Annual Retiree Reunion Breakfast

Cathy Hollerbach, AACPL’s chief of public services (far right), with retirees (front row, left to right) Suzanne Campos and Camille DeVito and (back row, left to right) Barb Lewis,  Dale Westlund and Cathy Gillikin.
Foundation's Brick Campaign Raises $156,900

The library foundation’s first-ever brick campaign was a resounding success. Over 1,200 donors donated 1,569 engraved bricks. These red pavers will make up the main walkway from the parking lot to the front entrance at the new Annapolis library, scheduled to open in spring of 2020.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the community’s response,” reported Foundation Executive Director Ann Glenn.
“I was hoping there would be at least 500 bricks donated but when the brick orders kept coming in, I was thrilled. People really do love the library!”

Board Members Attend CML 2019 Conference

Members of the library foundation board recently attended the Citizens for Maryland Libraries (CML) 2019 annual conference at Enoch Pratt Free Library. The CML is a coalition of interested citizens, libraries, library board and foundation members and library professionals throughout the state who work to create greater public awareness of the need for, and services of, all libraries.

Members of the AACPL board and foundation board enjoy lunch at the Citizens for Maryland Libraries October 26 conference: Deirdre Hendrick, Sandy Solomon, Tessie Ballard, Mary Hagerty, Karen Smith, Barbara Maxwell, Anna Greenberg and  Ann Glenn.
Supporting the Library Brick by Brick

Group of Library Foundation board members standing behind a pallet of bricks at the construction site for the new Annapolis Library.
"Why I Support the Library Foundation"

Foundation inaugurates the Anna E. Greenberg Legacy Society. Born out of the success of the foundation’s Beyond Your Expectations: The Campaign for the Library, the Anna E. Greenberg Legacy Society acknowledges and honors those friends of the library who establish a planned gift of at least $50,000, or make a gift commitment of at least $50,000, designated to the foundation’s endowment.

Photos of members of the Anna E. Greenberg Legacy Society
Foundation Salutes Retiring Directors

Photo of four retiring directors. Two males and two females