As a new mom almost 9 years ago, I had no idea how important a library would become to my family and me. In the beginning, the children’s department provided storytime, where I met so many new moms and the kids had wonderful singing, dancing and reading experiences. As my children grew, we became involved in the youth programs and used the library for supplementing our home library with great stories.
Since those early times, the Winter Park Public Library now provides us with DVDs, games, chapter books and, even book club books for me. (Yeah!) As our family ages, our experiences with the library continue. For the past 125 years (yes, you read that correctly!), the WPPL has been an institution for all those who appreciate and support what the library has to offer. Since I am aware of its “greatness,” it is with pleasure that I–along with numerous other supporters–volunteer to help with the library’s important fundraiser, Bash for Books.
If the library has given to you and your family the way it has to us, please join us for this great event. Here are the details:
Bash for Books is a fundraising party in the Winter Park Public Library featuring silent and live auctions, a variety of international hors d’oeuvres, professionally selected wines, live music and a lot of fun. It will be Saturday, March 13 from 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets are only $75 each and this year that price includes all of the wine at the event. As a special treat, Michael Andrew is scheduled to appear and sing Come Fly with Me as a salute to this year’s Bash theme, “Around the World in 80 Days.” Tickets can be purchased online at www.wppl.org/bash at the Library or by calling 407-623-3486. All of the profits from the evening directly benefit the materials and services of the Library.
Posted by guest blogger Debbie Johnson, Winter Park resident and mother of two.