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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