Pay off your fines with a non-perishable food item!
Do you have a past-due item belonging to the Library that has never been returned? Do you have late fines at the Library that you would like cleared? Well, now’s your chance to return your item, pay your fine AND do something good for our community. Between December 9th and 21st 2019 the Library is hosting a Food for Fines campaign. The Library will accept one non-perishable food item for every $5.00 you owe in late fines. For example if you owe $12 in late fines, bring in 3 non-perishable items and your fines will be forgiven. All food items collected will be donated to the Rockland Help Centre to help residents in the community. Please note this campaign is for late fines only, a fine related to a lost or damaged document will have to be paid.
Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this event such an amazing success.
Over 125 people attended the gala that included a live performance from Kayser Magic, a silent auction, wine and beer tasting as well as some elegant hors d’oeuvres from La cuisine Gimy. The night ended with an awesome party atmosphere thanks to DJ Marty. Guests were overheard saying how elegant and classy the Rockland branch looked and were amazed by its transformation.
The fundraising gala was held in part to support the Library’s programs for both adults and youth in our community. The star of the evening was the CoLab which was remodeled in 2018 to accommodate the programming needs of the Library as well as being a dedicated safe space for teens in our community to enjoy. The evening raised just over $5,800 (in profit) which will be used in part to repay the loan that was borrowed to remodel the drab, underused computer lab into the multi-functional dynamic room it is today. In fact the CoLab is so much more than a room it’s a place for people of our community to imagine, explore and be inspired.
The Clarence-Rockland Public Library is proud to once again be presenting the Gala Once Upon a Time at the Rockland branch to raise funds for future Library development including new programs and services.
As you may recall the Gala, originally scheduled for May, was postponed due to the spring floods in our community. The Library staff worked side by side with other residents to give of their time and effort in helping those in need. Seeing how giving this community is warms the heart in many ways. We hope this will continue and that the community will once again be supportive and attend the Library’s fundraising Gala Once Upon a Time.
On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 7 PM the Library will host its second annual Once Upon a Time Gala, a fundraising event that is now a must in the Clarence-Rockland community. This year’s Gala promises to be a another memorable evening including a bilingual illusionist’s show, offered by Kayser Magic, a silent auction, wine and beer tasting, sophisticated starters and desserts, as well as music by DJ Marty. Tickets are $50 each and are available at both the Rockland and Bourget branches. Don’t miss out on this great event in Rockland!