The Make MORE Noyes Gala
(April 14, 2018: a great time was had by all!)
Tons of Fun at the Make MORE Noyes Gala!
Many Thanks To Our Gala Sponsors!
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.