Our Signature Fundraiser

Benefitting Library Informatics Scholarships

Good Food • Good Drinks • Good Books

Raising scholarship funds for library science students at Northern Kentucky University has never been so much fun! Join us at 7 p.m. May 23, 2018, at New Riff Distilling in Newport, Ky., for Good Food • Good Drinks • Good Books, the signature event of Friends of Steely Library that raises scholarship money to support NKU students. Just think: You can help protect and preserve the future of libraries simply by attending a social event!

The Good Food will be provided by a fabulous local caterer. The Good Drinks will be provided by New Riff. And the Good Books will feature Coach Kenney Shields' new book "Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else" and an additional author to be named later. Brad Myer and Michael Sharfe will provide musical entertainment.

Tickets are $100 per person and include scrumptious food fit for foodies and an open bar. VIP “Poet Laureate” tickets are available for $500 and include pre-event festivities with the featured authors, regular admission for two adults, and recognition on promotional materials for the event. The event will feature a silent auction with lots of exciting prizes.

Tickets are available at nku.edu/goodbooks/tickets, or you can call (859) 572-5348.

A variety of other sponsorship levels are available, which you can find on our sponsorship registration page. You may also email Friends of Steely Library President Ken Gunkel at KenGunkel@gmail.com or call him at (513) 703-1123 to discuss opportunities.

Details

   

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7-10 p.m.
New Riff Distilling
Newport, Ky.

Tickets available at nku.edu/goodbooks/tickets
or by calling (859) 572-5348

   

Join Us!

Like us on Facebook: Friends of Steely Library https://www.facebook.com/NKUFoSL

Tell your friends you’re attending by saying “I’m going” at https://www.facebook.com/events/585905805090602/

Buy your tickets at nku.edu/goodbooks/tickets

View sponsorship registration at nku.edu/goodbooks/sponsor

A Very Special Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Collectors' Editions

Michael Berry & Melanie Garner

Ken Gunkel & Laura Wiggins

Poet Laureates

Arne J. and Sharon G. Almquist

BNI & Brennan and Katie Scanlon (bniswonky.com)

John and Cranford Campbell

Stephen LJ Hoffman, Kenton County Magistrate & Justice of the Peace (www.stephenljhoffman.com)

James McKenna, Photographer (jamesmckennaphotographer.com)

Prosperity Financial & Dallas Horn (prosperityconnect.com)

River City News & Michael Monks (www.rcnky.com)

Roebling Point Books and Coffee & Richard Hunt (www.facebook.com/roeblingpointbooksandcoffee)

Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement (inside.nku.edu/civicengagement.html)

SMC Leaderhip LLC & Steve McMillen (http://smcleadership.com)

James Williams & Terri Premo

   

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pulitzer Prize Winner    $5,000

  • Recognition on signage, top-tier promotional materials
  • Ad space in event program
  • Podium time to introduce authors
  • 1 bottle of a premium bourbon
  • 10 admissions
  • 1 signed, personalized copy of each book
  • Meet the authors in a pre-event VIP reception/tasting for 10 people
  • 2 certificates for full distillery tour at a later date
  • FoSL Lifetime Membership

First Editions   $2,500

  • Recognition on signage, top-tier promotional materials
  • Ad space in event program
  • 1 bottle of bourbon from New Riff
  • 6 admissions
  • 1 signed, personalized copy of each book
  • Meet the authors in a pre-event VIP reception/tasting for 6 people
  • FoSL Lifetime Membership

Collectors’ Editions   $1,000

  • Recognition on promotional materials
  • 4 admissions
  • 1 signed copy of each book
  • Meet the authors in a pre-event VIP reception/tasting for 4 people

Poet Laureates   $500

  • Recognition on promotional materials
  • 2 admissions
  • Meet the authors in a pre-event VIP reception/tasting for 2 people

VIP Reception/Tasting - Held in a unique, private space at 6 p.m., an hour prior to the event.

Why Join Us?

Libraries are in danger, and qualified, trained library professionals are needed to save them. Your $100 entry fee will help train the superheroes who will lift libraries to the next level and take libraries and their information systems well into the future.

In addition to helping students earn a bachelor’s degree in library informatics, your contribution will help fund Steely Library’s “Bridging the Gap: Supplying the Next Generation of Librarians,” which has helped dozens of library employees throughout rural Kentucky and West Virginia to earn degrees online, often the only employees at their libraries to have library science degrees.