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Cutchogue New Suffolk Library celebrates its 100th birthday

08/16/2015 9:34 AM |

The Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library held a gala Saturday night to celebrate 100 years of service to the community. 

All three floors of the building were transformed into an elegant candlelit space with displays highlighting the history of the library and its place in the community.

Attendees enjoyed sumptuous foods, wines and live music while viewing the works of several local artists.

On hand to present proclamations and offer congratulations were State Senator Ken LaValle, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Vanessa Pino Lockel from Governor Cuomo’s office and Southold Town supervisor Scott Russell. Dennis Noncarrow spoke on behalf of Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, who was unable to attend.

Library director Jennifer Fowler was thrilled to share the news that a letter from President Obama had arrived by special delivery just in time for the party.

Legislator Al Krupski reminisced about spending long and enjoyable hours at the library as a child.  

“This library has always been important to my family,” he said.

And Dennis Noncarrow summed it all up by saying, “This is some successful library!”

The centennial celebration time capsule display. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The centennial celebration time capsule display. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Sharon Carita, Supervisor of Technical Services, left, and Diane Pautke, Circulation staff member. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Sharon Carita, Supervisor of Technical Services, left, and Diane Pautke, Circulation staff member. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The anniversary cake. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The anniversary cake. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Raffle prizes donated by dozens of local businesses. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Raffle prizes donated by dozens of local businesses. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Senator Ken LaValle with artist Ellen Wiener. Her artwork can be seen in the background. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Senator Ken LaValle with artist Ellen Wiener. Her artwork can be seen in the background. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Senator LaValle with county legislator Al Krupski. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Senator LaValle with county legislator Al Krupski. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Library director Jennifer Fowler shows off a letter from President Obama which arrived by special delivery. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Library director Jennifer Fowler shows off a letter from President Obama which arrived by special delivery. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Al Krupski presents Jennifer Fowler with a proclamation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Al Krupski presents Jennifer Fowler with a proclamation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd watches the presentations. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd watches the presentations. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Vanessa Pino Lockel, Suffolk County Representative to Governor Cuomo, presents a proclamation sent by the governor. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Vanessa Pino Lockel, Suffolk County Representative to Governor Cuomo, presents a proclamation sent by the governor. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell with Jennifer Fowler. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell with Jennifer Fowler. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Dennis Noncarrow presents a proclamation on behalf of Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, who could not attend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Dennis Noncarrow presents a proclamation on behalf of Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, who could not attend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The letter from President Obama. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The letter from President Obama. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mary Bartolotta and Andrew Janes perform upstairs. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mary Bartolotta and Andrew Janes perform upstairs. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

See performs downstairs. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

See performs downstairs. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

From left:  Board member Paula Hepner, librarian Dawn Manwaring, and Alix Ninfo, vice president of the Board of Trustees. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

From left: Board member Paula Hepner, librarian Dawn Manwaring, and Alix Ninfo, vice president of the Board of Trustees. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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