Chamber ribbon cutting 3.11.15

The Duluth Library Foundation hosted a grand celebration in honor of the Duluth Public Library’s 125th anniversary on Wednesday, March 11, at the Duluth Depot.

Mayor Don Ness 3.11.15The Library’s 125th Anniversary Celebration was launched with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. President Kristi Stokes of the Greater Downtown Council acted as the MC for this event, introducing Mayor Don Ness, President David Ross of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, President Emily Larson of the Duluth City Council, Library Manager Carla Powers, President Dan D’Allaird of the Duluth Library Foundation, and author/illustrator Chris Monroe.

Speakers shared their personal connections with the Library and emphasized the importance of the annual donations to the Library provided by the Duluth Library Foundation. The Foundation has, to date, donated $280,000+ to the Duluth Public Library, providing programming and materials that otherwise the library couldn’t afford. As this year’s gift to the Library, President Dan D’Allaird of the Duluth Library Foundation presented Carla Powers with an oversized check for $16,136.16.

“No matter where the library is, whatever it is, the Foundation will be there to support its programming and materials,” said D’Allaird to the crowd gathered at the Depot. “Today we are launching the 2015 Library Fund. We hope you will consider a gift to the Foundation.”

The Duluth Library Foundation was excited to announce the kick-off to the 2015 Library Fund. The goal is to raise $100,000 that will go toward programming and materials for children and teens.

If you are interested in making a donation to the 2015 Library Fund, please select “Make a Gift” at the top of this page or visit your local Library branch.