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!”