Friends and Fundraising
The Friends of the Morris Public Library is a support organization which raises funds throughout the year to help with funding of Library books, programs, and special events. The largest Fundraising effort is the Annual "Art Around the Box" event that is sponsored by both the Friends of the Morris Library and the Library Board.
The Morris Public Library is a tax deductible charity and we appreciate your support to help us serve you better. If you can't think of what you need or want for the holidays, why not ask your family and friends to give a donation to the Morris Public Library in your name. Fundraising events are held throughout the year, check back soon for current fundraisers.
The Friends and the Board of Directors of the Morris Public Library hosted their annual "ART AROUND THE BOX" gala event and auction of decorated boxes, birdhouses, and mailboxes, all by noted local artists.
Other valuable items auctioned in 2018 included overnight stays at Winvian and The Litchfield Inn, signature autographed guitars (Charlie Daniels, Jonathan & Edgar), an original Rolling Stones poster, jewelry and more! We also had a silent auction of art prints, artists’ proofs and, FOR THE FIRST TIME this year, gift baskets!
Our guest auctioneer, Timothy Chapulis, of Tim’s Auctions, Inc, guided the audience through the precious artwork and other very unique auction items. The famous Mystery Puzzle Box, created by the long-time Friend of the Library Denis Williamson and decorated by the well-known local artist Elizabeth Wolff, was also auctioned at the event.
Wine, refreshments and live music were offered at the fundraiser.
All proceeds benefit the Library.