Update:  102 library supporters and beer drinkers were present online for the NY4BL BeerTasting and Brewery Tour.  The beer was delicious, the company was sublime, and the NY4BL netted over $10,000 for its library advocacy program.  Special thanks are in order to the PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY for its sponsorship of the event.


NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day is virtual this year and, NEVER wanting to be left out of the fun, the New Yorkers for Better Libraries are hosting our Annual Fundraising Gala the night before in the best way we can think of – with a beer tasting and virtual tour of Buffalo’s Big Ditch Brewing Company!

3 tiers of tickets are available and 2 of them include a tasting box shipped directly to you (New York State addresses only). All 3 include a virtual tour of the brewery, brand and beer with Matt Kahn, President/Owner of Big Ditch Brewing Company. Tasting box tickets should be purchased by February 14 to ensure that it arrives at your door in time for the February 25 event.  You can register for this unique event at https://ny4blgala2021.givesmart.com/

It’s very difficult to ensure that our voices are being heard in Albany during budget discussions. This year will be particularly challenging with 43 newly elected legislators and the ongoing COVID pandemic. We need your help to capture new legislators’ attention and retain the support of our existing champions. It is essential that we be at the table when decisions about the future of libraries occur, and your donations will help make that happen. Please go to https://ny4blgala2021.givesmart.com/ to register!

Not a beer drinker and/or not available that night? Please consider making a donation of any amount to support the work of NY4BL as we head into a challenging 2021 budget year.  You can donate at the bottom of the page at https://ny4blgala2021.givesmart.com/

NY4BL Virtual Beer Tasting and Brewery Tour Was Fun for All