Link to libraries Gala 2023

Basketball Hall of Fame  |  Springfield, MA

May 4, 2023  |  6pm - 9pm

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, Link to Libraries will be hosting our signature biennial fundraising event at the Basketball Hall of Fame. This year’s celebration is especially exciting since it marks a huge milestone for Link to Libraries - the donation of our 1,000,000th book to a child in need! In honor of our belief in the power of books to change young lives, this year’s theme is “A Million Books. A Million Opportunities.” The funds raised will enable us to purchase books for schools and children in need, expand programming and sustain and grow our organization to meet the increasing demand for our services.

The research is clear, books are passports to better and brighter futures. Reading aloud to children improves their chances for academic success, and through books, children gain a better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.

We hope you will join us on May 4th for a celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, silent auction and the opportunity to network with others who believe deeply in the power of reading and in creating brighter futures for children in need in our community.

Reserve your tickets today on Handbid!

Business/cocktail attire recommended.

Can't make it to the gala? Donate a ticket to a Link to Libraries teacher. You can also still bid in our online auction.

From the bottom of our bookish hearts, thank you for your support!


Become a Gala Sponsor

Link to Libraries is currently seeking corporate, family and individual gala sponsors. Interested in being a sponsor? We would love to partner with you! Please email

While we are proud to have touched the lives of so many, we are challenged by the ever-increasing need in our communities. The 2022 MCAS results revealed that more than 70% of the third graders in the districts we serve are reading below grade level standards. The need for Link to Libraries’ books and programs is greater than ever. Through the support of our volunteers and the generosity of individuals and local businesses, our ability to impact the lives of underprivileged children increases exponentially. Please consider supporting Link to Libraries and children across the region by sponsoring this year’s gala.

Proceeds from tickets sales, sponsorship and the online auction directly support Link to Libraries' mission of enhancing the literacy skills of children of all different backgrounds through reading programs and the distribution of books.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsor   |   $10,000
  • Top billing on all promotional materials and event signage
  • Opportunity for executive leader to be featured in a marketing video to be debuted at the event and used long-term to help recruit volunteers and sponsors following the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the event
  • Recognition in all event press releases & on social media
  • Featured article on Link to Libraries website
  • Logo and live link on Link to Libraries website
  • Opportunity for executive leader to serve as a Celebrity Reader at a locally sponsored school
  • Eight complimentary tickets to the event


Gold Sponsor   |   $5,000
  • Logo on all promotional materials
  • Recognition from the podium during the event
  • Recognition in all event press releases & on social media
  • Logo and live link on Link to Libraries website
  • Logo on signage at the gala & event program book
  • Six complimentary tickets to the event  


Silver Sponsor   |   $2,500
  • Logo and Live Link on Link to Libraries Website
  • Recognition on social media
  • Listing in event program book
  • Four complimentary tickets to the event


Bronze Sponsor   |   $1,500
  • Listing on Link to Libraries website
  • Listing in event program book


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Astro Chemicals
bank ESB
Country Bank
Phillips Insurance
Savage arms
Summit Careers, Inc.
Universal Plastics
USA Hauling & Recycling

Other Sponsors

Media Sponsor
Western Mass News

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Print Sponsor
Hadley Printing

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Cinematography Sponsor

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Photography Sponsor
Kat Kattler Photography

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