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!