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.
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 trucks, tech demos, children's art, stories & crafts, library history & trivia, grounds tours, mini golf in the stacks, an "edible books" baking contest, 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 visit: http://piermontlibrary.org/events/10th-anniversary-celebration/.
Help keep your charming yellow library robust for the next 10 years and beyond.
Baking Contest details
The "Edible Books" Baking Contest will be held during the 10th Anniversary Celebration. What is an "edible books" contest and how do you participate? Glad you asked!
Decorate a food item, usually a dessert, based on a book title, cover, character, etc. Take a look at our submission form or search Pinterest for some examples of booky cookies, poetic pastries, sci-fi pies, mysterious meringues and such to get your creative juices flowing… and baking!
Instructions: Submit your entry form by March 31st and bring your baked goods on April 9th for judging. Judging will be based on the visual presentation of your piece. Entries will not be tasted until after a winner is chosen.
Timeline on Sunday, April 9th:
· 11:30 a.m.: Bring your entry to the library for setup.
· 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Voting will be open to attendees of the 10th Anniversary Celebration. Everyone gets one vote.
· 4 p.m. A winner will be announced, and then the best part, everyone gets to "eat your words" and taste all the "edible book" creations.