February 5, 2023
Annapolis, US 32 F

For the Love of the Library raises $51,000

AACPL For Love Of The Library
Alyssa Checkai, librarian, shows Gretchen Dolan how a Playaway Launchpad works. The library’s annual fundraiser raised $51,000 including funds to purchase 75 of the educational tablets for children.

Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation today announced that the recent For the Love of the Library event raised more than $51,000 for enhancements at county libraries. Attendees also funded the purchase of 75 children’s educational tablets, called Playaway Launchpads, for use by library customers. County Executive Steve Schuh served as the event’s honorary chair.

Held for the first time at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library, the event featured delectible appetizers courtesty of Annapolis Smokehouse, Brio Tuscan Grille, Carrol’s Creek Café, Graul’s Market, Harry Browne’s, Jalapeños, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Main Ingredient, McGarvey’s, Paul’s Homewood Caféand Royal Karma. Additionally, guest enjoyed wine, beer and soft drinks donated by Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, Great Frogs Winery, Buck Distributing and E & J Gallo Winery.

Foundation partners for the event included: Rockwell Collins, Dr. Mairead O’Reilly, Bay Area Disposal, Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, A & G Management Company, Annapolis Bus Company, Charles W. (Pete) Shaeffer, Jr., Ginger Cove, Kagan Law Group, Barry and Anne McKown, McNamee Hosea, Mercedes –Benz of Annapolis, Sandy Spring Bank and the Webb Family.

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