Blogger Meg Smith, Call to Action, Partnerships

In the Spirit of Giving

  On this Christmas Eve, our libraries may be filled with a variety of holiday decorations, but the spirit of the season extends beyond the trim and tinsel.  It’s fitting to focus on how this giving spirit relates to our youth services work every single day.  Many of our public libraries demonstrate a vested interest in working together with community partnerships and collaborate with nonprofit organizations or volunteer agencies.  Like many of your library systems, our Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center in Fayetteville, NC promotes the benefits of these agencies to the customers walking through our doors.  An example of this promotion is our commitment to sharing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with our families with young children. The reaction has been tremendous. Though there are variations in this program across our country, its purpose is the same.   Residents of Cumberland County may register their child to receive…