Did you ever stop to wonder how our libraries are able to provide free materials and services to the public on an ongoing basis? Our libraries are constantly searching for new funding sources in order to keep current. There are a number of different fundraising mechanisms that the system relies on, as it faces brutal budget cuts.
On Friday, November 16, Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries will be hosting an inaugural fundraising event called What’s Black and White and Read All Over? The event is being held at the Hotel @ The Lafayette’s Grand Ballroom, which is a draw unto itself.
While our hands are tied with the ongoing budget cuts, there is something that we can do to make a difference. Join in and help to fund The Libraries, along with their newly formed Young Professionals Group, by attending this very special and well-deserving event. Our libraries service 17,000 patrons daily, which means that there is a heavy load when it comes to operational funding. Please consider attending this first time fundraiser that aims to alleviate the financial burden that our library system faces each and every day.
What’s Black and White and Read All Over?
Friday, November 16, 2012
7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. $75 ticket includes valet parking, food, open bar, and entertainment
Hotel @ The Lafayette Grand Ballroom
391 Washington St. (Located next to the downtown Central Library)
21 and older
*A $75 ticket includes valet parking, food, open bar, and more. The evening’s entertainment features WGR’s Jeremy White as emcee, along with a wine wall, complimentary photo booth, basket raffle, and a lavish silent auction that offers a 32″ flat screen TV, an iPad, a Nook, fine jewelry, and reproduction prints from the Library’s Rare Book collection, along with many other items.
To purchase tickets, visit this website or call 716-858-7182. Tickets are pre-purchase only and will not be available at the door.