Silent Auction Baskets


It’s never too early to begin thinking about the theme of your basket or donation for the 2018 Silent Auction!  Some of the most popular items from past auctions were:

  • Graduation basket

  • Any items that might make a good Mother’s Day gift, especially jewelry

  • Cat lover’s basket (Kitty bed filled with cat toys, treats, etc.)

  • Garden tote with gardening items

  • Spa basket

  • Tea and coffee basket

  • Art work

  • Wine and wine glasses

  • Beer and snacks cooler

  • University swag/gear basket

  • Baskets containing passes to events or festivals held in your county. Another idea is to include passes from local museums or theaters in your area, especially those that may not be well known.

Your basket doesn’t need to be expensive -- one of the most popular baskets was the Cat Lovers basket which had a retail value of $35.  So be thinking about what the theme of your basket will be and what in will include.  Remember when it is all put together you will want to make an attractive sign that lists the contents of your basket and the name of the donor!

Don't forget to include a detailed list of each item with your basket! You can also include your completed donation form when you drop it off or fill it out electronically below!

Silent Auction

Basket donation Form



Share your innovative ideas, research, and initiatives in a poster session at the 2019 Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association conference in Cambridge, Maryland. Posters will be displayed throughout the day on Thursday, May 2nd in a dedicated space at the conference venue. Poster presenters will accompany their posters from 10:00 – 10:30 and 2:30 – 3:00 to engage in discussion with conference attendees about their presentations.

Deadline: Thursday, January 31st

Please use the following Google Form to submit your proposal:

Proposals should be no longer than two pages. Your proposal should address what makes your poster’s topic new, innovative, or relevant to conference attendees. Please note that your poster should be freestanding (such as a tri-fold display board) or you will need to provide your own tabletop easel.

Posters will be reviewed by the Poster sub-committee and presenters will be notified about their poster’s status by February 28th. Posters will be evaluated for potential impact, inventiveness, and relevance to conference attendees. Contact Megan Jones at with any questions.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to share what you’ve been doing! 



I know a Man...Ashley Bryan (2016, 73 min.) by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly is about this 94- year-old creative wonder who skips and jumps in his heart like a child. He served in a WWII all- Black battalion and experienced the racism of a segregated Army and the carnage of D-Day. As a result he dedicated his life to creating beauty and joy, spreading love and awe through his art. He's a poet/illustrator of over 50 children's books and makes magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Ashley is the recipient of three Coretta Scott King awards, a NY Public Library Literary Lions Award and a prestigious 2017 Newbery Award for his latest book: “Freedom Over Me”. This film is a wonderful tool to learn about diversity, cultural competency, inclusion and social justice. Facilitated discussion will follow the film.
Sponsor: Delaware Library Association

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