Monday, February 16, 2009

February is Library Lovers' Month

Who doesn’t love libraries? Research has shown that everyone loves libraries, but no one thinks about them very much. That's where you come in. You don't have to be an expert to promote your library. You just have to talk about it.
Here are some suggestions:

· Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper supporting libraries.

· Attend local government meetings or talk to local elected officials and make your support of libraries known.

· Do the same with elected officials at the state and national level.

· Talk about libraries to various groups that you belong to...service clubs, church groups, school organizations.

· Volunteer at your library.

· Make a donation of a book in memory of a loved one or in honor of an event.

· Donate a magazine subscription to the library. Libraries have wish lists of things they would like to provide but can’t afford.

· Become a member of the library’s Friends group.

· Use your library. We have so much to share.

Your library is a valuable community resource. Citizens love libraries and we love our library users too!