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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Evening in the Stacks Raffle

iPad     If you are not able to make it to the "Evening in the Stacks" fundraiser for the Howard County Library you can still support the Library by buying a raffle ticket.  Tickets available for sale at the branch - $5 each or 5 for $20 until this Friday February 15th. . Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets; need not be present to win.
     The grand prize is one 16GB iPad. Each branch raffle features two tickets to Evening in the Stacks on February 23, and a fabulous branch basket with items selected by staff from each branch.  The items in each branch's baskets are listed below.

Central Branch Basket

Branch Basket
Description: This basket includes something for everyone in the family. Includes a variety of games, DVDs, books, snacks, $25 gift cards to Red Robin, Best Buy, and AMC Movie, as well as an organizing tote from ThirtyOne, party napkins, a popcorn container and glasses, and a gorgeous handmade lap quilt.

Donated by: Staff of Howard County Library System Central Branch, Red Robin, and Amira Ink, LLC
Value: $330
East Columbia Branch Basket

 Branch Basket
Description: Visit some of Howard County's tastiest spots, with gift certificates from Fuddrucker's, Giant Food, Tino Bistro, and Union Jack's; and lunch for 2 at Leelyn's (up to $50). The basket also includes a bottle of Yellowtail merlot and Starbucks coffee and mug to enjoy at home.

Donated by: Fuddruckers, Giant Food, Leelyns, Starbucks, Tino's Bistro, Union Jack's, and Suki Lee
Value: $202

Elkridge Branch Basket

 Branch Basket
Description: Get ready for some family fun with a basket that includes a birthday party from Kids First Swim School, Chippy Chipmunk books (signed by author), a $50 gift certificate to Elkridge Furnace Inn, a $25 gift certificate to Pazani, a $25 gift certificate to Green Valley Marketplace, and 3 German wooden etching ornaments.

Donated by: Kids First Swim School, Elkridge Furnace Inn, Pazani, Green Valley Marketplace, and C. Patricia Keane.
Value: $455

Glenwood Branch Basket

Branch Basket
Description: Enjoy the best of Western Howard County, with a three month membership to the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, two tutoring sessions at Books With a Past, two $50 gift certificates to Smokin' Hot, two bottles of wine, and a stunning handmade knitted purse.

Donated by: Gary J. Arthur Community Center, Books With a Past, Salon Tusey, Smokin' Hot, Kathleen Schell, and Cindy Gerecht
Value: $367

Miller Branch Basket

Branch Basket
Description: Enjoy a taste of Ellicott City with gift cards for Su Casa, Jason's Wine & Spirits, Caffe Di Roma, Peace A Pizza, Waverly Framing, and Sugar Bakers Cakes; and a preferred guest certificate for Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. A five-pack of Timothy brand Keurig tea and 10 note cards featuring Miller Branch complete this fantastic package.

Donated by: Su Casa, Jason's Wine & Spirits, Caffe Di Roma, Peace A Pizza, Sugar Bakers Cakes, Waverly Framing and Ellicott Mills Brewing Company.
Value: $405

Savage Branch Basket

 Branch Basket
Description: Package includes favorites from Historic Savage Mill: 4 passes to TagParty RECON, a "pancake warmer" and a $25 gift certificate for Polish Pottery Mart, a $25 gift certificate to Rams Head Tavern, Party package for 6 children and/or adults to make a bracelet or earrings (valid until 12/31/13) at Bead Soup, $25 gift certificate to the Antique Center, $25 gift certificate good at any store at Historic Savage Mill, a bead and wire zebra art piece and a $15 gift certificate to Out of Africa (valid until 4/1/13), a card good for 5 classes at Savage Fit, and Line Up Memory Game.

Donated by: TagParty RECON, Polish Pottery Mart, Forever Yours Preservation and Framing, Rams Head Tavern, Bead Soup, Antique Center, Cathy Harville, Out of Africa, and Family Game Store.
Value: $476

P.S. 1

       Did you know that the HoCo Library sponsors the local spelling bee?  Come out and watch ninth annual HCLS Spelling Bee:

Date: March 8, 2013; 7 pm
Location: Reservoir High School

As a part of A+ Partners in Education, Howard County Library System (HCLS) invites public and private schools, as well as home school associations, to participate in the HCLS Spelling Bee, a countywide bee for students in grades four through eight. The HCLS Spelling Bee is registered with Scripps National as an official regional bee. The winners of individual school bees held in the fall and winter compete in the HCLS Spelling Bee in March. The champion advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

The HCLS Spelling Bee is sponsored by BB&T and the Friends of Howard County Library, and organized under the rules of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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