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News for Noyes

All the latest news on Foundation events, Library activities, and the Make MORE Noyes Campaign.

Warner Mansion Celebration May 17th, 2014

Day of the Book April 27th, 2014

Award Winning Children’s Author and Illustrator Lulu Delacre Creates Campaign Logo

“Build MORE Noyes” Means Construction Fun 

Prestigious D.C. Law Firm Hogan Lovells Signs on as Pro Bono Counsel

"Halley Came to Jackson" Penny Theater Project Presented at Annual Meeting of American Physical Society

Girl Scout Gold Award Earned by Walter Johnson Student for Noyes History Project

Noyes Foundation Funds Music and Sign Language Programs at Noyes in early 2014

Middle Schooler Hannah Meyer Raises $1,200 for Noyes

300 Guests Celebrate Noyes Library’s 120th Birthday on October 12, 2013

Noyes Foundation Funds New “Grandparent Kits” for Noyes Patrons


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ALL ABOARD KENSINGTON is a benefit for the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation and the Kensington Historical Society (www.kensingtonhistory.org), and is sponsored by Gary & Diana Ditto, the Town of Kensington, and the National Capital Trackers. Please see the flyer here.

When:  Saturday & Sunday – September 6 and 7, 2014, from 11am-5pm

Where:  Kensington Armory/Town Hall – 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD

Admission:  $5 adults; $2 children; $10 family

Model trains will chug around the tracks at the family-friendly ALL ABOARD KENSINGTON weekend.

Special guest performances:  Dixie Land Express Band will perform on Saturday from 11am-1pm; Matthew Dodd will present railroad songs and stories on Sunday from 1-4pm

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home at Noyes Library

Kensington – The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation will hold a massive Ice Bucket Challenge at Noyes Library onSaturday, August 23 at 2 p.m., to raise awareness of and funds for ALS research.  The event celebrates the Foundation’s co-president, Jan Jablonski, who continues her decades-long support of the historic Noyes Library while also coping with advancing ALS.

Members of the Foundation Board, Library patrons, local lawmakers and other Noyes supporters are all invited to take the Challenge.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, through which individuals have freezing water dumped over their heads, has swept the country this summer as each participant “challenges” friends to do the same in a video shared on social media.  The ALS Association reports that between July 29 and August 21, it received over $41 million in donations from more than 700,000 new donors. read more here.

Special Opportunity to help Noyes!

The Amazon Smile Foundation donates to Noyes. How does this work? When you shop on Amazon on-line, specify that the Noyes Childrens Library Foundation should be the recipient of your charitable giving. Then, go to smile.amazon.com when you shop, and Noyes gets .5% of the sale automatically year-round, at no charge to you!

Click here to get started: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1764090

Make MORE Noyes!

Since 1893, the Noyes Library has enriched lives through books and the community through its presence.  But it has never been accessible to those with physical disabilities.  As of now, however, Montgomery County's Project Civic Access Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice requires that the Library comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

That is great news, because with that need comes opportunity.  The Foundation has committed to lead a campaign to design and fund renovations to Noyes that will go far beyond what Montgomery County could realistically afford to do, and create a Library that is a model of universal accessibility AND a center for early literacy and children’s literature.

The Foundation is working with Montgomery County to finalize plans for MORE Noyes, while preparing to conduct a major fundraising campaign.  The Foundation has a superb campaign logo (see story on the right), a prestigious law firm handling legal details with the County (see story on the right), and most importantly, a building design that meets all of Noyes' needs creatively, efficiently and, yes, magically.

Here is what YOU can do:

Click here to view drawings of the proposed upgrades to Noyes.  The renovation will make it fully accessible and add two floors of usable space. 

Click here to learn more about the needs and opportunities created by the Library’s age, size, historic designations and lack of accessibility.

Click here for information about upcoming public meetings or other actions you can take to document your support for the Make MORE Noyes! proposal.

- Contact us if you know of a corporation or foundation committed to supporting organizations such as the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or projects supporting accessibility, children’s literacy, historic preservation or grass-roots community development.  Please email us here with information on possible grant sources.  Thank you!

Click here to donate! Every dollar goes directly to Making MORE Noyes.

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