Towner Fellows' Lounge
The historic Towner Fellows’ Lounge is our 2nd-floor Presidential Board Room. Oak-paneled and richly carpeted, Towner Fellows’ Lounge is conducive to both intimate gatherings and formal meetings. The Steinway grand piano, the grandfather organ clock, original board table, and tall built-in bookshelves contribute to the warm ambience of the room.
Frequently accommodating intimate programs and lectures, Towner Fellows’ Lounge is a lovely space with much potential. This room is excellent for cocktail parties of up to 75 people; it can also provide a stunning backdrop for an elegant sit-down luncheon or dinner for 50 or fewer guests.
Being beyond our security perimeter, and very near our reading rooms, this space is held to certain restrictions. Large bags, jackets, and bulky items are not permitted on the 2nd floor; guests’ need for storage of these items may be accommodated using our lockers or by arranging for coat check on the 1st floor. Both our grand staircase and elevators provide guests ease of access to the 2nd floor, where they will enjoy the full ambience of the library.
Additionally, there are some catering limitations, so please do ask if you are interested in how caterers may assist you in creating the perfect event in this space. Working with only professionals that provide excellent food options, and the highest quality of service, elevates any guest experience for a lovely event at the Newberry.