June Jazz @ The Zoo is MC-NPL’s annual fundraiser being held this year at Elmwood Park Zoo on June 4. The event offers a relaxed, entertaining and inviting environment for patrons to enjoy while learning about the library’s programs and needs.
Guests will adore the delicious array of hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Zoo’s terrific in-house caterer and have the chance to hear (and dance to!) the energizing sounds of local jazz group The N Town Band. Not to mention having the rare opportunity to explore the zoo after hours! To add to the excitement of the evening there will also be a fabulous selection of silent auction items, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
All monies raised by this event go to off-set the persistent funding challenges the library experiences each year. Despite the fact that the economy is slowly recovering, the library still struggles to purchase the newest and most up-to-date materials for its patrons. We must continually “do more with less” as the costs to keep the library running grow each year even though the budget, primarily government and municipal support, remains the same.
The funds from June Jazz @ The Zoo go a long way to helping the library to continue growing its collection based on the community’s ever-evolving needs and interests. Our 2014 event netted $18,000 to apply to our materials budget which was truly helpful. We are looking to surpass that total this year!
Interested in becoming a sponsor of this fun and worthwhile event? Would you like to purchase tickets and spend a music filled evening at the zoo for a good cause? Contact the library about sponsorships and tickets by calling 610-278-5100 x140.