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 15, 2019, at Devou Golf & Event Center in Covington, 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 McHale’s Events & Catering. The Good Drinks will be provided by Devou Park. And the Good Books will feature Kristen Kreft and Maya Banatwala, authors of “Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin on Mixology.” Kristen and Maya will give a demonstration set to music of the creation of two of their local-themed Rocktail beverages, which will be auctioned to raise FoSL scholarship funds.

See WCPO’s coverage at https://www.wcpo.com/news/rocktails-a-toast-to-cincinnati-s-music-history for a preview of what you’ll find at 3Gs! Local performing legend Ricky Nye will host the event and provide additional musical entertainment throughout the evening. Information about him is available at http://www.rickynye.com.

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 supportnku.nku.edu/fosl_event, or you can call (859) 572-5348.

A variety of other sponsorship levels are available, which you can find on our 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 15, 2019

7-10 p.m.
Devou Golf & Event Center
1201 Park Drive
Covington, KY 41011

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

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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/577745606031076

Buy your tickets and view sponsorship registration at supportnku.nku.edu/fosl_event

A Very Special Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

First Editions - $1,000

Michael Berry & Melanie Garner
 

Poet Laureates - $500

Arne & Sharon Almquist

Greg & Sheila Edwards

Ken Gunkel & Laura Wiggins

Jay Williams & Terri Premo

Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement

   

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pulitzer Prize Winner    $2,500

  • Interactive link to sponsor's website via social media promotion of the event
  • Identification on all pre- & post-event publicity
  • Recognition on signage at the event
  • Identification during the program at the event
  • 6 admissions to the event
  • 1 signed copy of each featured book
  • Pre-event VIP reception for 6 people to meet the authors
  • Invitation to Friends of Steely Library's Author Series during 2019-2020 academic year
  • Tour of Steely Library
  • 1 bottle of bourbon
  • FoSL Lifetime Membership

First Editions   $1,000

  • Identification on all pre- & post-event publicity
  • Recognition on promotional materials
  • Identification during the program at the event
  • 4 admissions to the event
  • 1 signed copy of each featured book
  • Pre-event VIP reception for 4 people to meet the authors
  • Invitation to Friends of Steely Library's Author Series during 2019-2020 academic year

Poet Laureates   $500

  • Recognition on promotional materials
  • 2 admissions to the event
  • Pre-event VIP reception for 2 people to meet the authors
  • Invitation to Friends of Steely Library's Author Series during 2019-2020 academic year

VIP Reception - 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.