Bucks for Books
Event to benefit the Bedford Hills Free Library
A century ago, Mrs. Eliza Gourlie helped her neighbors in Bedford Hills discover new interests and friends by lending her small, personal collection of books in a dedicated space above the local hardware store. Her service to the community was the genesis of the Bedford Hills Free Library. The library was eventually moved to a c.1860 home on Main Street in the hamlet. Over the past 100 years, the Library has expanded its collection to now include over 120,000 holdings, and its staff serves 2,000 patrons making more than 52,000 visits each year. The undeniable cornerstone of the Library is its outstanding programming for children and families.
In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Library has been reflecting upon personal stories, library stories, and community stories through creative programming and special events. The final event will be a Centennial Celebration Gala at the Glen Arbor Golf Club to thank the residents and businesses that have supported the Library throughout the years. The Library will honor William Louis-Dreyfus for his generous support as well as longtime Bedford Hills residents Jim and Twink Wood for their dedication to what they believe is an invaluable asset to the community.
Note: Gather at the Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills on November 5, 2015 at 6:30 for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction to support the Library as it enters its second century. For more information: bedfordhillsfreelibrary.org