Bestselling author Mark Sullivan lent his support to the Next Chapter Campaign at an author talk and signing hosted by the North Lake County Library Foundation in August. The event included a silent auction and raised $15,000 for the effort to renovate the library.
“We had 150 people attend the event and are grateful for the community’s generosity,” said Connie Brownell, president of the North Lake County Library Foundation. “The renovations supported by this event will create a larger, more efficient space and allow for more programming and improve ADA accessibility.”
Sullivan brought a special guest, Bill Martel, to the signing. Sullivan’s book “The Last Green Valley” follows the story of Martel’s family fleeing Ukraine from the Russians during World War II. The story is a brutal, complex, and ultimately triumphant tale that illuminates the extraordinary power of love, faith, and one family’s incredible will to survive and see their dreams realized. Sullivan is also the author of “Beneath a Scarlet Sky.” His storied career ranges from selling souvenirs at Fenway Park to investigative journalism. His work includes novels written with James Patterson and many novels of his own.
“We’d like to thank Mark Sullivan and Bill Martel for supporting us and coming to our event, and for the generous sponsors and donors,” Brownell said. “Author events and other community programming should be a staple in our community, and we’re excited to be able to offer more events in our new space.”
Thanks to our generous sponsors: Big Sky Century 21, Pure Health, Savoir Faire, Gage Accounting, and Nelson Homes, Inc.
The Next Chapter Campaign has reached $1.6 million of its $2 million goal. To donate to the library renovation please contact Connie Brownell at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.polsonlibraryfoundation.org.
With $1.6 million raised, the Next Chapter Campaign needs your help now to reach its $2 million goal. Gifts can be made by mailing a check or donating online at www.polsonlibraryfoundation.org.
“We’re thankful for our Foundation Board’s leadership and our generous community helping us reach $1.6 million,” said Connie Brownell, president of the North Lake County Library Foundation. “Now we need everyone to give and share about the campaign so that we can reach our final goal.”
The renovation funded by the campaign will create new dedicated spaces for programming, especially the children’s and youth programs, and Next Chapter Campaign Gets Closer to its Goal it will allow the library to continue offering much needed public computers, free Wi-Fi, and help with technology devices.
“The library is a vital resource for our growing community but is stretched to capacity with a space that hasn’t been updated since 1989,” said Abbi Dooley, library director of the North Lake County Public Library District. “The renovation will provide room for our expanding programming, space for more technology support, and make the library welcoming and accessible to all users.”
If you’re interested in learning more about the Next Chapter Campaign, contact Connie Brownell at email@example.com or go to www.polsonlibraryfoundation.org.