Novel Night, Pelham’s biggest party and a library fundraiser, moved to November 2021 because of Covid-19


Jeremy Driesen

Playing up literarture during Novel Night 2018.

Novel Night, a major fundraiser for the Pelham Public Library and one of the biggest events on the town’s social calendar, will move from the scheduled date this November to Nov. 20, 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Town of Pelham Public Library said in a statement Friday.

The evening of house dinners themed around individual books and an after party is the Friends of the Library’s biennial fundraising event. “Through Novel Night ticket sales, the Friends raise substantial funds for the town’s library,” the statement said.

Donations support library programs including virtual ones being offered during the coronavirus crisis such as Online Story Time with Mr. Oz, the NuWave legal documents portal and free notary services now available via videoconference.

“Townwide events like Novel Night and institutions like the Town of Pelham Public Library are what make Pelham’s community so special,” the announcement said. “Supporters of the library may consider donating to the Friends of the Town of Pelham Public Library, Inc. in 2020.  Online donations are accepted here.”

The group said it is working on plans for a “new festive fundraising moment” this fall.

“For Novel Night 2021, Pelham residents are encouraged to mark their calendars now. The party will be worth the wait!”