Adopt-a-Book donors generous this holiday season
Each year, Airdrie Public Library (APL) has reached out to the public for support through our Adopt-a-Book program, and each year the public has responded with generosity.
This year, though, we expanded the program and the response has been overwhelming: adopters donated more than $4,200, bringing to nearly 200 the number of books (and even an e-reader) added to our collection.
Adopt-a-Book has proved popular for several reasons.
First, the annual program allows everyone to support their library in a meaningful way. Every book makes a difference.
It also offers a great Christmas gift option and a way to recognize someone special.
Adopt-a-Books are gifts for the whole community, to be enjoyed by all ages for many years to come. This strong show of support – especially gratifying for those of us here at the library – demonstrates just how important APL is to our community.
Along with encouraging literacy, the library also provides information, programs and services for families, children, teens, seniors, students, businesses and newcomers to the community and to Canada.
The library helps connect people while at the same time promoting diversity and appreciation for our differences.
Here at APL, we have been pleased to be able to partner with other local agencies and organizations, including Community Links, Rocky View Schools Community Learning, Alberta Health Services and Airdrie Employment Services, to present a wide variety of great programs.
Our partners are also helping us take some of our preschool literacy programs out into the community and even to outlying towns around Airdrie.
To learn more about what Airdrie Public Library has to offer, drop by, give us a call or visit us online at www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca