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Astronaut and author Clayton Anderson receives a gift from Darrin Utynek, the CEO of Bernie’s Book Bank, during the Book Lovers’ annual benefit Friday, May 3, at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff. Photos by Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media
Attendees (left to right) Jamie Wildman, Amit Bir, a Book Lovers’ event co-chair, and Katrina Finn listen to speakers at the event.
Brian Floriani, the founder and chief advancement officer of Bernie’s Book Bank, holds up the shirt his father is wearing in Bernie’s Book Bank’s logo. Floriani spoke at the Book Lover’s benefit Saturday, May 3, about the 10-year journey of Bernie’s Book Bank. Photos by Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media
Clayton Anderson, a retired astronaut and author, talks about the importance of books at the event.
Alyssa Groh, Editor
3:00 am CDT May 8, 2019
Celebrating all things literacy and the efforts of Bernie’s Book Bank was the main theme at the annual Book Lovers’ Benefit Friday, May 3, at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff.