Martin County Library System Press Releases

September 11, 2009

Library Night Owls to Present Second ‘Library After Hours’ at Cummings 10/6

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Media contact:                               

Susan Opasik

Public Relations

Martin County Library System

(772) 463-2863


Library Night Owls host ‘Library After Hours’ event to raise funds for bookmobile


Library After Hours, Oct. 6 at Cummings Library in Palm City


PALM CITY, Fla., Sept. 11, 2009 – A group of young philanthropists plans to bring back a piece of the Martin County Library System’s storied history.


“The Story Express,” the library system’s bookmobile, was purchased in 1985 and decommissioned in 2002. A burdened economy and the increasing cost of fuel have created a heightened need for a new bookmobile to service Martin County’s community members unable to come to the library – including stops at local child care centers, nursing homes and community centers.


The Library Night Owls, a sub-committee of The Friends of the Martin County Library System, is led by Justin and Kelly Beard, Tara Biek, Stephen Leighton and Tori Savard. The committee was recently established to help raise money to maintain and operate a new bookmobile, as well as attract patrons and increase awareness of library programs and resources.


The group has organized a “Library After Hours” social networking event series rotating through each of the library’s six branches from 6 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month remaining in 2009, as well as Jan. 12 and Feb. 5, 2010.


Money raised from the $10 admission charge, which includes two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment, will help fund a larger community event in March 2010, where all proceeds will go toward the “Bring Back the Bookmobile Fund.”


The next Library After Hours event takes place Oct. 6 at the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave. in Palm City, with guest speaker Chief Assistant State Attorney Thomas Bakkedahl, library tours, raffles, free child care, kids’ crafts, and more.


Library After Hours is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Friends of the Martin County Library System, Leighton Security Management, Tara Biek Creative and WineStyles of Palm City.


Call (772) 283-0019 to sponsor the event, volunteer, or for more information.



What: The Library Night Owls present “Library After Hours” – a social networking and fundraising event to “Bring Back The Story Express/Bookmobile”

When: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

Cost: $10 per person – includes two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music and library tours

For event or sponsorship information, call Tara Biek, (772) 283-0019.




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