Online auction benefits library system

Apr 17, 2012

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is celebrating its 175th year.

The system is using the landmark to reach out to their supporters, and library supporters worldwide, for donations of art works, theatrical materials and, of course, books.

Now, as a fundraiser, these items are available during the Judy Summer Tribute Online Auction.

According to Director Mary Jean Jakubowski,  luminaries such as Lauren Belfer, Wolf Blitzer, Frank McCourt and Jim Kelly have donated items for the auction.

The auction was the idea of former Library Trustee Judy Summer.

"She believed in the value of libraries as part of an educational institution," Jakubowski said. 

"She spent  countless hours working for this library for purposes of funding and advocacy."

Summer took ill and died before auction details were finalized.

Auction bidding runs through April 30th at