Online Registration now open: Empire State Libraries Fundraiser- Thursday, September 26th

Sponsored by the Public Library Directors Association (PLDA) of Suffolk County
The Vineyards Golf Club
Riverhead, NY
www.thevineyardsgolfclub.com
The Empire State Libraries Fundraiser
is an annual event that supports libraries throughout New York State
GOLF OUTING Cart and greens fees included.
TOUR OF THE NORTH FORK Enjoy lunch and wine & beer tastings.
DINNER ONLY Dine and network.
Who Should Attend?

  • Aspiring library leaders
  • Friends of the Library & Library Foundation Members
  • Library Trustees & Trustees Emeritus
  • Library clerks, paraprofessionals, librarians & administrators
  • Library lovers & advocates
  • To get tickets, click here

PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT:
New Yorkers for Better Libraries (NYLIBS-PAC)
A political action committee formed in 2003 by New York library advocates who believe that increased state aid for libraries and library systems is essential so that library and information services can be sustained and improved for the people of New York.
New York Library Association (NYLA) Legal Defense Fund
NYLA’s ability to continue aiding libraries facing legal issues of statewide concern is predicated on a robust Legal Defense Fund.
NYLA’s Sustainability Initiative
This initiative provides New York’s library leaders with time and resources to articulate how libraries adapt to our changing world while, as co-creators, shape strategies that ensure libraries remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide on-going value to the communities they serve.

Schedule of Events
11:30am – 1:00pm
Registration & Lunch for all attendees
12:30am Departure North Fork Tour
1:00pm Golfers Tee Off
5:30 – 6:30pm Cocktail Hour
7:00pm Banquet Dinner Reception
To get tickets, click here.

Tickets now on sale: Quiz for Libraries Night! Tuesday evening, August 27th in Ithaca

Quiz for Libraries Night!
Join us for a fun-filled evening of trivia and games in support of the best cause of all – better funding for our New York State libraries and library systems! Activities will include a 90-minute professionally hosted quiz and some interactive games. There will be prizes for the winning quiz teams!
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Quiz Start time:  6:30 p.m. Arrive early (doors open at 5:30) to join a team, plan your strategy, enjoy a drink and refreshments, and participate in some pre-quiz games! Up to 6 people per Quiz Team, find your own or join a team when you arrive.
Location:  The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Admission cost:
$15 online; $20 at the door.
To register, click here.

Tickets Now on Sale: History Happy Hour for NY4BL- JULY 19th


Tickets are now on sale for this very special event.  Click here to purchase your tickets.

THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS

“The devil came to me and bid me serve him.” These words of confession sparked the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Join historian Maya Rook and New Yorkers for Better Libraries for an exploration of this fascinating time in American history, and a discussion of how the story of Salem and portrayal of witches has developed over the past three centuries.

Tickets are $25 each and include 1 draft beer or cider ticket, light hors d’oeuvres and a donation to New Yorkers for Better Libraries. Cash bar and additional food options for purchase will be available throughout event.

WHEN:  Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

WHERE:  BLUE BARN CIDERY, 928 Manitou Road, Hilton, NY

CAN’T ATTEND?  YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT OUR CAUSE BY MAKING A DONATION; GO  HERE TO CONTRIBUTE TO HELP LIBRARIES BE HEARD IN ALBANY.

Prefer to pay by check? Send your check for $25 per person payable to New Yorkers for Better Libraries and mail to P.O. Box 16748, Rochester, NY 14616

Nassau Libraries Come Through (Again!) for NY4BL

Nassau Libraries held its annual NY4BL fundraiser at Domenico’s Restaurant on May 16th.  An excellent turnout heard Clive Young speak on the topic “Shelf Indulgence: Libraries in Pop Culture”.  The event raised over $12,000 for the NY4BL, which will be used to further the cause of libraries among decision-makers in Albany.  Another great job by our wonderful friends in Nassau County!

 Conference Planning Committee:  Lto R: Janis Schoen (retired Massapequa), Elizabeth Goldfrank (Hicksville), Maureen Chiofalo (retired Rockville Centre), Frank Mc Kenna (Seaford), Jan Heinlein (NLS), Victor Caputo (Bryant), Mamie Eng (Valley Stream) , Debbie Podolski (Farmingdale), Dan Chuzmir(Merrick).

Mark Your Calendar: NY4BL Annual GALA Fundraiser Banquet February 26th, 2019

Join us at the Annual NY4BL GALA FUNDRAISING BANQUET:  Tuesday, February 26th, at the Downtown Albany Hilton.

Your NY4BL GALA FUNDRAISING BANQUET TICKET  includes dinner, cocktail hour (starting at 6 pm), prizes,  trivia for brainy people, and your donation to New York’s award winning political action committee.

(You may purchase either regular or gold tickers; gold ticket holders are entitled to all of the above plus extra chances to win prizes and a commemorative t-shirt.

TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, CLICK here

EMPIRE STATE LIBRARIES FUNDRAISER GOLF OUTING – NORTH FORK TOUR – BANQUET DINNER

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sponsored by the Public Library Directors Association (PLDA) of Suffolk County
Great Rock Golf Course
Wading River, NY
The Empire State Libraries Fundraiser
is an annual event that supports libraries throughout New York State.  Click here to register or to learn more.

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Nassau County Library Directors Come through for NY4BL

The Directors of the Nassau County public libraries have again organized a very successful fundraiser on behalf of the New Yorkers for Better Libraries PAC.

The event occurred on May 22 at Domenico’s in Levittown, and raised over $10,000 on our behalf.  We are extremely grateful for the commitment and hard work the Nassau library community has demonstrated for the NY4BL.