The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will hold a 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, April 9, 2017, 12 - 5 pm, to mark its first decade in the McHugh building. The library, chartered in 1896, opened the doors to its newly built Flywheel Park location on a bright and brisk Hudson Valley day in March 2007.
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Just what has taken place in that charming yellow building by the river since that day? Come find out. Festivities will include live music by the Old No. 7 Band, food vendors, tech demos, children's art, stories & crafts, library history & trivia, grounds tours, mini golf in the stacks, an "edible books" baking contest (submission forms available at the front desk or as a downloadable PDF), and more. Our gallery space will feature a brief history of how the library came to be, how the current building got its name, and how the institution continues to evolve as a community hub.
As part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration, the library is offering two excellent naming opportunities for donors. First, there will be a 10th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign with a generous Matching Challenge. Donations to the 10th Anniversary Fund will be matched by longtime supporters Dale and Ed Nelson up to the first $5,000 raised. This is a chance to make your contribution to the library go twice as far. Donors who give $250 or more will have their names engraved on a 10th Anniversary Wall plaque. Double your impact and leave a lasting declaration of your support by giving to the 10th Anniversary Fund.
The second naming opportunity comes in the form of a special 10th Anniversary Path of engraved bricks. This new walkway will connect the bench on the front lawn to the sidewalk that leads to the rain garden. This is a unique opportunity to commemorate your loved ones while contributing to your library. Donate just $200, a discounted rate from the front Path of Friends, to inscribe one line on a brick.
All contributions are tax deductible. Donations to the 10th Anniversary Fund and Path will support the library's stated mission and future maintenance of a now aging and well-used building. Visit the library for donation forms, or download them here. Help keep your charming yellow library robust for the next 10 years and beyond.