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Harford County Public Library Foundation raises more than $100K at ‘Evening in the Stacks

From left, Jim Carnaggio, a member of the command staff at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center; Denise Carnaggio, Aberdeen Proving Ground liaison and strategic partnerships coordinator with Harford Community College; Sandi Bocek; and Bill Bocek, chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, enjoy their time at "La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks," an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Jim Carnaggio, a member of the command staff at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center; Denise Carnaggio, Aberdeen Proving Ground liaison and strategic partnerships coordinator with Harford Community College; Sandi Bocek; and Bill Bocek, chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, enjoy their time at “La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks,” an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Bryan E. Kelly, right, a co-founder and principal owner of Bel Air-based The Kelly Group, and his wife, Katherine, were honorary chairs of "La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks," an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Bryan E. Kelly, right, a co-founder and principal owner of Bel Air-based The Kelly Group, and his wife, Katherine, were honorary chairs of “La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks,” an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, left, and Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler were special guests at "La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks," an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Topher Stevenson, Aven Love Studios)

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, left, and Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler were special guests at “La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks,” an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Topher Stevenson, Aven Love Studios)

Taryn J. Martin, left, a member of the Harford County Public Library’s board of trustees, and Havre de Grace Mayor Bill Martin attended "La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks," an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Taryn J. Martin, left, a member of the Harford County Public Library’s board of trustees, and Havre de Grace Mayor Bill Martin attended “La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks,” an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Season Voelker, the corporate and community engagement coordinator with Harford Mutual Insurance Company; Natalie Shaw, the director of compliance with the Harford Community Action Agency; and Pamela J. Craig, the executive director of the Harford Community Action Agency, take time for a photo during "La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks," an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Topher Stevenson, Aven Love Studios)

From left, Season Voelker, the corporate and community engagement coordinator with Harford Mutual Insurance Company; Natalie Shaw, the director of compliance with the Harford Community Action Agency; and Pamela J. Craig, the executive director of the Harford Community Action Agency, take time for a photo during “La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks,” an annual fundraiser for The Harford County Public Library Foundation. (Photo by Topher Stevenson, Aven Love Studios)

The Harford County Public Library Foundation raised more than $100,000 during its 13th annual gala, “La La Library: An Evening in the Stacks,” Nov. 4 at the Abingdon Library.

The money raised will help support Harford County Public Library’s science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math (STREAM) initiatives, Summer Reading Challenge, Winter Reading, author discussions and speaker series, purchase of new materials and other programs.

Special guests included Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and his wife, Debi; District 35B Del. Teresa Reilly, R-Cecil and Harford; Harford County Councilman Chad Shrodes and his wife, Amber, the director of community services for Harford County; Alex M. Allman, chair of the Harford County Public Library board of trustees and Mark DiBerardino, president of the Harford County Public Library Foundation.

The evening’s theme, “La La Library,” focused on the timeless and classic “Old Hollywood” song and dance days. Music was provided by Mood Swings. The honorary chairs of the gala were The Kelly Group’s co-founder and principal owner Bryan E. Kelly and his wife, Katherine Kelly.

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