To the editor:
Thank you to the Abbot Public Library Foundation (APLF) directors for a fabulously successful spring gala on Friday, June 16, which raised over $175,000 toward a $2 million campaign for technology enhancements and infrastructure maintenance for the library’s permanent location at 235 Pleasant Street. Thank you to everyone for the generous contributions!
APLF president EuRim Chun and the gala planning committee including vice president Meryl Thompson, treasurer Laurie Flowers, secretary Maeve Rice and director John Donovan did a fabulous job in producing a beautifully elegant event. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the summer evening in a stunning location. Special thanks to Meryl and Chris Thompson for hosting the gala on the grounds of the Thompson estate at Broadmere Way. Cheers and thanks to all of the APLF directors including Cathe Chiaramonte, Ted Grant, Ann Mizner McKay, Abbot Public Library trustee Deb Payson, Michael Shanahan and Phyllis B. Smith. Their passion and energy in supporting the library is much appreciated, and not only does it make me hopeful for a secure future for the library, but I also feel even more confident that we can make a 21st century library the reality that has long been promised to the Town of Marblehead.
The future of Abbot Public Library is in good hands thanks to the efforts of the Abbot Public Library Foundation.
Abbot Public Library Executive Director Kim Grad