On Saturday October 15th, 2022 The Gwinnett County Public Library Foundation will host its annual Gala. This will be an evening full of celebration. All tickets will include an enchanting evening with delicious food and drink, delightful company, along with memorable speakers and entertainment. We are excited to be able to honor 3 amazing community leaders. They will be honored with a special award recognizing all of the amazing contributions they have made to not only the Gwinnett County Public Library system, but the literacy and education initiatives that the library system raises funds to support throughout Gwinnett County. The event will be held at the amazing Atlanta Athletic Club. This years recipients will be:
- Beauty Baldwin
- David McCleskey
- Clyde Strickland
All funds raised will go to allowing the library system to continue providing programs that support literacy and education for all ages throughout all of Gwinnett County. Some examples of these initiatives would be: our Summer Reading Program, tutor.com, English as a Second Language, New Start Entrepreneurship Program, and the Career Online High School Program FREE OF CHARGE to those selected to participate to just name a few.
Enjoy a great evening of amazing food and drink, networking, and listening to the most amazaing speakers you will find in one room to help support an even GREATER CAUSE! If you would rather avoid paying processing fees and get an invoice please send your request of what sponsorship/ticket you would like to Jason DiFranco at [email protected].
DID YOU KNOW:
52% - This is the percentage of Gwinnett children that are not prepared for Kindergarten. Gwinnett County Public Library completed a data mapping project to identify the county’s Pre-Ks and daycares, data that contributed to work on increasing kindergarten readiness by Gwinnett County Public Library and partners including United Way of Greater Atlanta, The Community Foundation for NE Georgia, Gwinnett County Public Schools, and Gwinnett Technical College.
100% - Percentage of GCPS students who can use their student ID numbers as library cards at any of the 15 Gwinnett County Public Library locations.
17,768 - Number of Tutor.com live tutoring sessions completed by customers since April 2020, thanks to the Gwinnett County Public Library & Gwinnett Ccounty Public School partnership supporting this resource.
726,294 - This is the number of pounds of food distributed at Gwinnett County Public Library branches since May 2020 through partnerships with Gwinnett Cares, Gwinnett Parks & Recreation, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and Lettum Eat! Inc. Fresh produce has also been grown by GCPL for local co-ops via our Tower Gardens.
600+ - This is the number of refurbished technological devices provided to Gwinnett County students who lacked access to home technology for distance learning. The devices were collected through a Gwinnett County Public Library technology drive collaboration with Gwinnett Cares and New Life Technology Group.
252 - This is the number of school-aged children who received free eye exams and glasses when GCPL hosted the nonprofit Vision to Learn at 5 branches at the beginning of the school year in 2020. We are looking to offer this service again in 2022 at even more branches.
As you see we are not your ordinary library! We are a resource that fulfills the many needs of the community. Come join us, and be a part of the solution.