The library is reviving the annual Brewster Hout fundraiser



The Wilkes-Barre-Osterhout Free Library‘s Brewster Hout annual rooftop party had an incredibly successful night on Friday.

Amber Loomis, director of library development and community relations, said the library sold approximately 450 tickets for $ 25 each.

The annual rooftop party takes place on the top floor of the LCTA Intermodal Transit Center parking garage, where guests can eat and, as the name suggests, enjoy beer and other beverages from some of the region’s most famous breweries. Allows verification.

Loomis told reporters that it would be great to bring an event that was overlooked last year back into its 12th year.

“We were very excited to come back because we couldn’t get it last year because of COVID,” she said. “This is one way to raise awareness about the library, but we want to feature and highlight all of the great restaurants in the area so that the celebration is really about them.”

And the event has certainly highlighted a lot of companies, with over 30 food and beer vendors selling products for hosting the party. The grocery sellers included everything from Amberdonia bakeries to Eden Franco pizzerias to Vesuvius pizzerias.

The beer was provided by 2 Dogs & A Guy Brewing, Benny Brewing Co., Breaker Brewing Co., Susquehanna Brewing Co. and donated by Northeast Eagle distributors.

And it wasn’t just food and beer. Thanks to Ax Attack, guests could try ax throwing and hear the lively mix of music by DJ Josh Beats.

Loomis said events like Friday are very important to the library and will help provide vital resources, including those you may not have thought of.

“When we think of libraries, we think of very important resources, books and DVDs,” she said. “But there is still a lot to do in the library. For example, we’re currently checking (WiFi) hotspots for patrons … and individuals can use them to pay bills, apply for jobs, go to college. It’s a really proven resource for the community because we apply for it. “

General manager Richard Miller was ready to speak to reporters even though he threw wine and martini at his guests, but Loomis agreed that these events were imperative.

“About a third of our budget is based on funding, donations, donations, etc.,” he said. “The library has to raise a lot of money because it is not as lucky as a library that can get strong support from the local government.”

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