The holiday season is upon us, and while the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzies are over, there's still a way to give a gift that benefits the community.
With the James V. Brown Library's "Own A Day" program, you can give the opportunity to name a day of library service to honor or memorialize someone special, to publicize a business or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
"This is a popular program for so many reasons," said Robin Glossner, library development director. "We all have enough stuff; why not help out a community treasure when you give a gift?"
She noted that people often renew the same date, year after year, as gifts for grandchildren or for wedding anniversaries. The program began in 2009 and has raised more than $50,000 to help the library continue to champion the love of reading and open new doors to lifelong learning for members of the community.
When you "Own a Day" at the Library, your loved one will be notified of the gift with a card. The gift will be recognized on the receipts at circulation desks, on the flat-screen televisions throughout the library, on the library's home page, in the library's email, printed newsletters and on the library's social media pages.
To "Own a Day" at the James V. Brown Library, give a donation at www.jvbrown.edu or call the library at 570-326-0536.