The Make MORE Noyes Gala
(coming to Kensington on April 14, 2018)
Tons of Fun at the Make MORE Noyes Gala!
The excitement is building for the Read! Dream! Fly! Make MORE Noyes Gala THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, 2018!
The Silent Auction Program is live and linked RIGHT HERE! Check out the fabulous selection of art and unique items for your home, children's activities and books, special experiences, fun baskets and MORE!
We'll also be offering two unique Sign-up Parties at the auction. For adults, we have the "Owl Drink to That" Party, starting with cocktails and nibbles at the beautiful Warner Mansion across the street from Noyes, and progressing to MORE food, drink and music at two stunning historic homes in Old Town Kensington.
For children, the Foundation is inviting 20 children to a Teddy Bear Picnic at Warner Mansion. Children will bring their favorite adult, beloved stuffed teddy bear or plush toy, and a picnic blanket to join us for a lunch picnic featuring food, storytime, games and music!
Your Questions - Our Answers
Question: What's the dress code?
"Owl drink to that!" pint glasses will be sold at the Gala, along with a special "Flying Owl" cocktail!
Meet the Gala's Honorary Chairpersons
The Noyes Children's Library Foundation is honored to have Parker Hamilton and Brian Floca serve as Honorary Chairpersons for the Read! Dream! Fly! Make MORE Noyes Gala. Hamilton and Floca both represent all the best in children's literature and literacy. With these stellar individuals leading the way, we are all going to have a great time Making MORE Noyes!
B. Parker Hamilton served as Director of the Montgomery County Library system for 12 years and worked in the Montgomery County Public Library system for over 37 years.
During her career, Parker worked tirelessly to make library services accessible to the increasingly diverse population of Montgomery County, seeing libraries as a shared space for everyone to use. Simultaneously, she worked to evolve libraries, making them centers of innovation that would meet the needs of the 21st Century.
The University of Maryland College of Information Studies has honored Hamilton, who retired in 2017, by naming a scholarship to foster library leadership in diversity and inclusion in her name. Read MORE here.
Brian Floca is the author/illustrator and illustrator of numerous award-winning books for children. These include Locomotive, winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, Lightship, and The Racecar Alphabet.
Brian has illustrated Avi's Poppy Stories series; Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring; Lynne Cox's Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas; and the recently published Princess Cora and the Crocodile, by Laura Amy Schlitz.
In addition to the Caldecott Medal, Brian's books have received four Robert F. Sibert Honor awards, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, and have twice been selected for the New York Times' annual 10 Best Illustrated Books list. Read MORE here.