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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Books & Brew boasts 'best year yet'


January 30, 2020

Photo provided/Don Gustavson

Patrons participate in a paddle raise during the ninth annual Books & Brew fundraiser hosted by the Springfield Public Library Foundation on Jan. 24 to donate money to the library.

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is like the community's living room, according to Springfield Public Library Foundation President Sheryl Eyster. This makes the library's annual Books & Brew event so unique; instead of a formal dinner party, patrons can socialize between the book stacks and even have an opportunity to play beer pong with elected officials such as Peter DeFazio.

The ninth annual Books & Brew fundraiser hosted by the SPLF took place Jan. 24, entertained over 200 people and raised around $45,000 for the library – the most the foundation has ever raised du...

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