Lori Poulin of the Gilbert Library’s board of directors plans to hand out a gift basket at the Valentine tea and doll luncheon benefiting the library on Saturday. BZ photos

The ninth annual Valentine tea and doll luncheon at the Northfield firehouse on Saturday was an overwhelming success as it drew a large crowd in raising money for the Gilbert Library in Northfield.

Ninety-nine women and girls attended and enjoyed tea, sandwiches and dessert served by volunteers. Running the show were Lori Poulin, who serves on the library’s board of directors, and library Director Nancy Gnitzcavich.

Harper Labonte, 7, left, and Madeline Hosking, 7, both of Litchfield, attended the event benefiting the Gilbert Library.