Library After Dark

Thanks to our sponsors and friends for supporting Library After Dark 2017.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 4th Annual Library After Dark on April 14, 2018.
Library After Dark 2017



Our 3rd Annual Library After Dark awards ceremony and fundraiser was held on Saturday, April 8 from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at the Rockville Memorial Library. In honor of our 35th Anniversary we celebrated how FOLMC has helped Libraries Open Doors.

For 35 years, FOLMC has played an essential role in our libraries’ ability to serve our increasingly diverse population. On April 8, during National Library Week, we recognized the library staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders who make Montgomery County Public Libraries an outstanding, nationally-recognized system.




Congratulations to our distinguished awardees

Honorary Chairs

Major General Arthur Holmes and Mrs. Wilma HolmesHolmes photo

After a venerable military career of almost four decades, General Holmes served several years with the county government including as Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board and Director of Go Montgomery! Mrs. Holmes had a long and distinguished career as a teacher, principal and Director of Human Relations with Montgomery County Public Schools and has served on the Montgomery County Commission on Women. Together they have provided the most admirable service to Montgomery County and we are privileged to present them as our 2017 Honorary Chairs.

Library Professional of the Year Award

County Executive’s Library of the Future Summit Committee:  Lennea Bowers, Bill Carey, David Delgado, Barbara Giese-Chomycia, Robin Hein, Regina Holyfield-Jewett, Febe Huezo, Mary Ellen Icaza, Carol Legarreta, Sarah Mecklenburg, Susan Merewitz, Adrienne Miles Holderbaum, Susan Moritz, LaKrista Prather, Clotilde Puertolas, Angelica Rengifo, Tamar Sarnoff, Mark Santoro, Kate Tavakolian, and Judith Taylor

Charles W. Gilchrist Volunteer Award

Jan Jablonski, co-founder Noyes Children’s Library Foundation

Community Partner Award

Gaithersburg Book Festival


Thank you to our generous sponsors:





Arthur and Wilma Holmes

Linda Amendt & Diane Gubernot     Ellen Berman     The Scott and Patrice Brickman Family Foundation     Censeo Consulting Group     Fitzgerald Auto Mall     Parker Hamilton      Law Office of Shu-Ping Chan, LLC     Carol Leahy     Lee Development Group     David and Carla Satinsky      Snyder Cohn     United Therapeutics

Anonymous     Kofi and Awo Ansu     Fred Evans     Joanie and Larry Friend     Friends of the Davis Library     Gary and Claire Funkhouser     James Montgomery     Steven R. Snapp & Lawrence S. Jacobs     Super Cybersecurity Grandma    Text Design     Tom Thomson     Janet and Ron Wolfsheimer     Rivka Yerushalmi     Joe Zappala