MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - 350 people enjoyed music, food, and great conversation on historic Dexter Avenue.
The open-air dining experience was an effort to support the Montgomery City-County Public Library System.
What some may not know is the role MCCPL plays in this community.
“Over 700,000 people come into our doors through the 10 locations,” said MCCPL Director Jaunita Owes.
Owes says while the city and county fund the basic necessities, when it comes to programming, there is a little extra that is needed and “Dinner on Dexter” helps.
“We appreciate the restaurant and hotels that bought into our idea," said Owes. "This was a major undertaking.”
All the money raised will go towards funding a number of different programs like 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
“We put together bags for new mothers that has reading tips and books to read to their child and that is how you develop a love and appreciation for reading,” said Owes.
Just last year extensive renovations and technology upgrades completed on the Juliette Hampton Morgan Library.
“We increased the strength of our broadband, we introduced mac books. You have a large percentage of homes that don’t have internet in Montgomery. We bridge that gap by having it accessible to them,” said Owes.
And people here in Montgomery are willing to join in their efforts toward that mission.
The goal was to raise $30,000 for the Montgomery City-County Library.