February is Library Lovers' Month, a time to reflect on the value of libraries. Here are four great ways to celebrate:
- Visit the library: When is the last time you visited your library? If it’s been some time since you've visited, you may not realize that libraries today host a variety of events for all ages, from lectures to live musical performances to free classes. Check out the calendar of your local branch and attend an event of interest to your family.
- Share it: Don’t just visit the library, tell the world about it! Use social media to share your love of libraries with friends and followers.
- Make a donation: Though libraries are publicly funded, they are always in need of private donations. Consider making a tax-deducitible donation. Many library systems offer the oppotunity to earmark your donation for the program or branch of your choice.
- Shelve it: Short on cash? Sift through your gently used books and pick out titles you no longer need or want. Drop your books off at your library’s donation bin so they can be put into circulation and read by everyone in the community.