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The Great Give Back Day
October 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OCTOBER 19 IS THE GREAT GIVE BACK DAY!
NSPL is participating in The Great Give Back Day, a Suffolk and Nassau County Public Library Initiative to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences. All are welcome, no registration required for the following programs:
Operation Gratitude Letter/Card Writing Day
Saturday, October 19, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Come and write a letter, make a card, or draw a picture to be included in the Operation Gratitude Care Packages. OG has a special need for letters specifically written for new recruits, veterans, and first responders. Listen to Memorable Melodies with Susan and Don, a husband and wife team who have a line-up of melodies to sing along with while writing and drawing. The library will supply the paper, envelopes, blank cards, pens, and pencils. Refreshments will be served. For all ages!
New Sock Drive for LI Homeless
Did you know socks are the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters? For the month of October, NSPL will have a donation box located by the Adult Reference Desk for your donations of new socks. These socks will be donated to Maureen’s Haven, a Homeless Outreach serving LI East End for their weekly Foot Clinic.
The National Crayon Recycling Program
The library will be collecting unwanted or broken crayons to be recycled into new crayons that will find a new home in a school in need. Simply drop your old crayons into the collection box that will be on display in the Children’s Room during the month of October.
NSPL will collect all letters and send them to Operation Gratitude at the end of the month. We will deliver all socks to Maureen’s Haven and the Crayon Box will be mailed to a school in need.