From the Director, November 2019
November is a month to be grateful, so I’d like to take a moment to extend my sincerest thanks to those who helped us make this year’s Booktoberfest such a great success. Every October, the Friends of the Orange County Library System host this fundraising event that helps support our libraries. Every year, the event grows, and this year our Wizard of Oz-themed celebration sold 235 tickets and raised more than $10,000 for the Friends.
None of this would have been possible without the support of our staff, sponsors, vendors, donors and volunteers, who helped us make this one of the best Booktoberfests yet. We are particularly thankful to Bungalower, our media sponsor, Jon Busdeker, our DJ and master of ceremonies, as well as the local brewers, who donated their unique brews for attendees to sample, food vendors who served delectable treats to accompany the beer, and the many local businesses who donated items for our silent auction. Such a fun and unique event can only be made possible through the hard work of our library staff and volunteers – you may have seen them in their Wizard of Oz costumes, bringing a little bit of the Emerald City to the library – so I would also like to recognize them for giving their all to make Booktoberfest magic happen.
Most importantly, we would like to thank everyone who attended the event, took part in the trivia, sampled the delicious food and beer, bid in the silent auction, participated in our costume contest and made it a real party somewhere over the rainbow.
On this page, you will find a list of people and businesses that helped us lead Booktoberfest down the Yellow Brick Road to success. Thank you all for your support!
BOOKTOBERFEST THANK YOU
Friends of the Orange County Library System would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their support of Booktoberfest 2019. This year’s event raised more than $10,000 and it wouldn’t have been possible without their contributions.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Lazy Moon Pizza
Rifle Paper Co.
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