Thank You for Another Successful Event!

A little rain and the threat of Tropical Storm Bonnie couldn’t keep hundreds of runners, walkers, and volunteers away from our 9th Annual Memorial Day 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. We did indeed Keep Calm and Library On!

We love this photo, snapped just before the race began. These little boys represent the great positive energy the event creates, and also captures how family- and community-centered both our race and the library strive to be.

Race results are online now. Thank you again for your support!

We ♥ Our Sponsors!

The Friends’ fundraising for our library is successful in large part to our corporate sponsors. We are grateful for both new supporters and those that have been with us for many years!

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River Journal Article Features Briarcliff Library

Melinda Greenblatt, Director of the BMPL

David Neilsen writes about the evolution of library offerings in a recent article, speaking with three local library directors, including Melinda Greenblatt, the director of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

“There was a time when a library was expected to be nothing more than a quiet place for citizens to repose surrounded by the written word. That time is long past. Today, libraries serve a wide range of community and educational needs. Our local libraries have at one time or another found themselves acting as a bookstore, record shop, movie theater, community center, schoolhouse, daycare center, lecture hall, art gallery, event space, home office, or recreation center. Even – during one memorable hurricane season – a place of warmth, electricity, and working WiFi.”

Read the rest of the article on the River Journal site at Books, Books & Beyond.


2015 8th Annual Event Recap

Thank you to our runners, walkers, sponsors, and supporters for another successful event!

2015 race results are online at: http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/search.php?ID=4948

2015 photo galleries are online at:
(Big thanks to our race photographer, Jason Taylor Photography)

More information is online at http://facebook.com/bmplfriends.

We are thankful for all our terrific sponsors this year!