Darien Library held its 5th annual spring Gala, “Spring into Reading” on Saturday, April 27th. Live music, amazing decorations and creative cuisine set the tone for the evening which raised funds to pay for the Library’s books, technology, DVDs, programs and a generator.
This year, we were fortunate to have the patronage of many local sponsors and supporters. A special thanks to Ace Hotel, Alix Martinez Photography, AMF Bowling, Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa, Angela Cosmai Salon, Aux Delices Foods, Barnes and Nobles, BarTaco, Bash Catering, Beadz Boutique, Behind the Net Pizza, Bell Portraits, Ben Larrabee Photography, Benefit Cosmetics, Bling, BMW of Darien, Bodega, Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Camp Cody, Casey McBride, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, Charles Michael Gallery, Chelsea Piers, Cherry Street Salon, Classic Kids Photography, Coren Moore, Couleur Provence, Culinary Works, Darien Arts Center, Darien Ice Rink, Darien Playhouse, Darien Social, Darien Sport Shop, David Emberling Studio, Downunder, Dynamic Martial Arts, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Elizabeth McKay, Emelin Theatre, Espresso NEAT, Estia's American, Everything is Rosey, Exhale Mind Body Spa, Femmegems, Fiesta Limena Restaurant, Flair Fitness Studio, Flywheel, Fredric & Company, Frederic Fekkai, Fun Craft Party Center, Gates Restaurant & Bar, Global Pet Foods, Go Figure Studios, Gofer Ice Cream, Good Goods, Grand Hyatt New York, Green Moon, Grieb's Pharmacy, Hands on Pottery, Hank Gans, Harbor Yard, HB Home, Heights Pizza, Helen Ainson Darien, Infinity Fitness, Jack Dog Studio, Jay & Ray, John Thomas Hair Studio, Johnnie-O, Jonathan Adler, Joyride Cycling Studio, Juliska, Kennedy's All-American Barber Club, Kids U, Kim Coleman Interiors, Koko FitClub, Lanphier Day Spa & Salon, Laura Geraghty, Lazor Electric, LLC, Leary's Liquor Cabinet, Learning Express of Darien, Letarte, Lilly Pulitzer, Lyn Evans Potpourri Design, Maclaren, Mathnasium, Michael Joseph's Catering, Moore Physical Therapy, Music by Jay & Ray, Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop, Noroton Fire Department, Okemo Mountain Resort, Olio Restaurante, Olivette, Orvis of Darien & Josh Heinz, Palmer's Market, Panera Bread, Phil Nelson, Pimlico, Post Corner Pizza, Robeks Juice, Rock Spring Design Group, Rory's, Rowayton Pizza, Runner's Roost, Sails American Grill, Salon Kilko, Sandy Garnett Studio, Sarah Campbell, Saraswati's Yoga Joint, Satinwood Interior Design, Shippan Racquet Club, Simply Creative Catering, Soleil Toile, SoNo Field House, Soul Cycle, Space.NK.Apothecary, Spree, Stamford Nature Center, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Sugar Bowl, Swizzles Frozen Yogurt, Tengda Asian Bistro, The Dock Shop, The Fauve Barn, The Harlan Social, The Linen Shop, The Mark Hotel, The NoMad Hotel, The Studio, The Surrey, The Waters Edge at Giovanni's, Togs, Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group, Trader Joe's, True Grace Spa & Nail, Two's Company, Uncle's Deli, Venture Yoga, Vineyard Vines, Whiteman Sports Camp, Wiggles and Giggles, Williams & Company, Wine Port of Darien, and Wollman Rink.
We would also like to thank those individuals who also donated auction items: Jessica and Tom Blouin, Susanna and Craig Burns, Kristin and Joe Calve, Rachel and Ryan Donovan, Laurie and Adam Duarte, Senator Bob Duff, Judy and Charlie Eaton, Pam and Bruce Ferguson, Anne and Gil Holmes, Cary and Tom Jackson, Kitty and Rob Lavin, Sue McGraw, Tara and Charles Ochman, Jim Ornstein, Mark Pardue, Leslie and Curtiss Roach and Charlotte Sabbagh..
Special thanks to Philae Knight from Phillips Auction House who volunteered her talents as our auctioneer.
Darien Library is consistently rated one of the top ten libraries in the nation, and this is in large part due to the continued support of our community. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered, attended, and supported the event.
The Library’s Annual Campaign will conclude on June 30th. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. If you haven't contributed this year, please consider becoming a Friend of Darien Library.