Funding Future Readers Celebration on April 7

Library patrons, friends and community members are invited to attend a Funding Future Readers celebration event in the beautiful Traverse Area District Library (TADL). The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. and feature catered hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages with cash bar, live musical entertainment, a special volunteer recognition, live and silent auctions, and a special preview and fundraising kick-off for a new Preschool Interactive Learning Area at the library.

All proceeds from the Live and Silent auctions will support a new Preschool Interactive Learning Area. This area will provide generations of Grand Traverse area children and their families a whimsical hands-on early literacy destination to foster a love of learning and literature. Auction items will include rare and collectible books (with some signed and first editions), an array of children’s literature figurines, fine artwork and many once-in-a-library donor opportunities. A list of the Live Auction items is available below.

Tickets are $45 per person, and available online at or at the TADL Main Library’s Service Desk.

Come celebrate the success of TADL and share in community support for sustaining our high-quality library system.If you are unable to attend the celebration and would like to make a donation to support the Traverse Area District Library, please click here:

Live Auction Items

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The Trapp Family Book of Christmas Songs. Selected and Arranged by Franz Wasner and illustrated by Agathe Trapp.
Two Books by Petersham
Orwen and Sabina. Getty, Anne Ahern.
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. Potter, Beatrix.
Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
Two Books & A Collectible Watch
Group of Six Tasha Tudor books.
Group of Ten (10) Gwen Frostic books. Large format. (10 3/16” x 7 ¾”)
Group of Nine (9) Gwen Frostic books. Small format. (9 ¼” x 6 3/16”)
The Adventures of Tommy. Wells, H.G.
Little Dog Lost, Little Dog Found. Slobodkina, Esphyr.
Los Dibujos de Goya Reproducidos a su Tamano y en su Color, (Goya’s Drawings Reproduced to Size and Color.) (2 vols.)
Old Mr. Boston DeLuxe Official Bartender’s Guide. Compiled and edited by Leo Cotton.
Official and Illustrated War Record: Embracing Nearly One Thousand Pictorial Sketches By the Most Distinguished American Artist of Battles by Land and Sea, Camp and Field Scenes, Insignia of Rank and Leading Characters in the Civil War. Wright, Gen. Marcus J.
Set of Four (4) Beatrix Potter Books
Yosemite and the Range of Light. Adams, Ansel.
Tropical American Birds. Descourtilz, J. Th.
Collection of Marguerite De Angeli Books
Collection of Jim Harrison novels: including Legends of the Fall, A Good Day to Die, The Big Seven, and Wolf.
Brewery Tour and Dinner for Six at The Filling Station Microbrewery
Set of Eleven Beatrix Potter Figurines and Ten Beatrix Potter Books