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Gwinnett County Public Library to host Inaugural Fundraising Gala on November 2 in Sugar Hill

SUGAR HILL — Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) will host its inaugural fundraising Gala, Puttin' On The Litz, on Friday, November 2, 2018, at Ashton Gardens in Sugar Hill.

The evening will begin at 7 pm with a seated dinner, wine and dessert. The event will feature keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone, a moving message from Judge Kristina Blum and Jody Campbell, and a live auction with Duluth Mayor and auctioneer Nancy Harris. The Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos will be performing as the musical guests.

The Gala will present a live auction featuring a variety of coveted items and experiences, and a memorable dinner, to support some of the library’s most valuable programs including early childhood literacy initiatives and Career Online High School.

“We are proud to invite the community to our first-ever gala,” says Charles Pace, GCPL executive director. “Tax dollars can build good libraries but private giving and philanthropy help make them great. Be a part of the future of GCPL by supporting what we hope will become an annual event.”

“Our first fundraising event will benefit all residents of the Gwinnett community,” says Shelly Schwerzler, GCPL development manager. “It promises to be an enjoyable and inspiring evening that you won’t want to miss.”

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Corporate sponsorships are available. To learn more, contact GCPL development manager Shelly Schwerzler at 770-822-5326 or

About Gwinnett County Public Library
The award-winning Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) system was formed in 1996 after the dissolution of the Gwinnett-Forsyth Regional Library. For more than 20 years, GCPL has provided resources and services that enrich and inspire our community. The Library has 15 branches that offer free access to computers and Wi-Fi, classes, materials, and programming for people of all ages. In 2016, more than 5 million items were checked out at GCPL, more than any other library system in Georgia. GCPL was recognized as a Top Workplace by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution in 2017 and 2018. For more information about Gwinnett County Public Library programs and services, visit