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Library Foundation Plans ‘100 Years of Carnegie’ Gala


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The Verona Public Library Foundation will proudly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Township’s historic Carnegie building on Thursday, October 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. during the “100 Years of Carnegie” Gala. This event marks a century of knowledge, community, and progress, as we gather to celebrate the Library’s centennial in its original 1923 location, which was made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Foundation.

All residents and library supporters are cordially invited to be part of this special occasion. The event will take place in the historic library building at 17 Gould Street in Verona. By purchasing a ticket to the Gala, you will have a memorable experience and contribute to a fundraiser that will shape the future of the Library and enrich the lives of Verona residents.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Live Music: Enjoy a performance by one of Verona’s musical talents.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor delectable food by a favorite local restaurant. Wine and beer will also be served. This event is 21+ only.
  • The Chance to Win: Participate in a silent & online auction while contributing to the Library’s growth and impact.
  • Short Film: Immerse yourself in a captivating short film by a Verona filmmaker, showcasing Verona’s history and the Library’s milestones.

Your ticket purchase means that you are an essential part of empowering the Verona Public Library to embrace the future and enhance its offerings. The funds raised during the Gala will pave the way for new technology, enriched programming for all ages, and additional resources that will benefit the entire Verona community.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of a cherished institution that has been the heart of Verona for a century. Your presence and support at the “100 Years of Carnegie Gala” will leave a lasting impact on the Library’s future and the lives of countless residents. Secure your ticket now and be a catalyst for progress and community growth. Visit www.veronaplfoundation.org to purchase your tickets today.

The Verona Public Library Foundation thanks the following Gala sponsors:

Carnegie Sponsors: Benjamin Blinder, Karen Blasi-Blinder, Prout Funeral Home, Solutions Architecture, UNICO Verona

Founder Sponsor: State Farm Insurance

Individuals, community organizations and businesses are invited to join us as Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit www.veronaplfoundation.org. To ensure complete participation in our sponsorship program, please complete your sponsorship donation by September 26. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

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